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5 Facts you should know about

Alopecia totalis (AT)

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A condition characterized by the complete loss of hair on the scalp.

2

An advanced form of alopecia areata.

3

It is thought to be an autoimmune condition

in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles.

4

Roughly 20% of affected people have a family member with alopecia.

5

Among those in whom all body hair is lost, fewer than 10% recover.

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