alopecia circumscripta


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alopecia circumscripta

(1) Circumscribed alopecia.
(2) Alopecia areata.

al·o·pe·ci·a ar·e·a·ta

(al-ō-pē'shē-ă ā-rē-ā'tă)
A condition of undetermined etiology characterized by circumscribed, nonscarring, usually asymmetric areas of baldness on the scalp, eyebrows, and beard area.
Synonym(s): alopecia circumscripta, Cazenove vitiligo, Jonston alopecia.
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