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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 79  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 563-575

Alopecia areata: An update

Kolalapudi Anjaneyulu Seetharam 
 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Katuri Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Alopecia areata (AA) is a common form of non-scarring hair loss of scalp and/or body. Genetic predisposition, autoimmunity, and environmental factors play a major role in the etiopathogenesis of AA. Patchy AA is the most common form. Atopy and autoimmune thyroiditis are most common associated conditions. Peribulbar and intrabulbar lymphocytic inflammatory infiltrate resembling DQswarm of beesDQ is characteristic on histopathology. Treatment is mainly focused to contain the disease activity. Corticosteroids are the preferred treatments in form of topical, intralesional, or systemic therapy. Camouflage in the form of wigs may be an alternative option in refractory cases.


How to cite this article:
Seetharam KA. Alopecia areata: An update.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2013;79:563-575


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Seetharam KA. Alopecia areata: An update. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];79:563-575
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