, areata (ā-rē-ā'tŭs, -tă),
Occurring in patches or circumscribed areas.


occurring in patches or circumscribed areas, such as hair loss in alopecia areata.


, areatus (ar″ē-āt′ă) (ar″ē-āt′ŭs) [ area]
Occurring in circumscribed areas or patches.

Patient discussion about areata

Q. I would like to get more information about Alopesia Areata(hair losing,bald spots all over my head) Well the Alopesia Areata couses the hair falling in big spots all over the head,you start losing your hair in a diferent way than what it ussually is,the doctor told me there is treatment for it but it does not really works,he said that the only thing i can do is just wait between 6 and 18 months, and after all that time my hair should be growing back;but its so traumatic, tha i cant wait that long, i am only 25 years old , i have a life to live ,please help me,i know is not that bad but i cant help it, if anybody knows about some cure ,that really works , please let me know ,thanks.

A. Alopecia Areata is considered lately as an auto immune disease , that means your body is attacking your hair. this considered beyond treatment. but there are several ways of handling it- local anti immunic treatment and so forth, here is a good site about it:

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Alopecia areata (AA) is a common genetically determined, complex autoimmune condition characterized by the rapid onset of hair loss in a sharply defined area.
Some unusual patterns of hair loss include round smooth patches of baldness called alopecia areata, ring worm or bacterial infections of scalp.
A/IT'S UNCLEAR; there are no validated effective treatments for alopecia areata (AA).
There are two main types of the condition; alopeical areata where hair is lost in small patches, or the more severe form, areata totalis, where there is total hair loss.
Amac: Alopesi areata (AA) hem eriskin hem de cocuklari etkilemesine ragmen cocukluk cagi alopesi areatasi He ilgili bilgiler sinirlidir.
Hypnosis has been found useful to treat a number of skin disorders including acne excoriee, alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis, congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, dyshidrotic dermatitis, erythromelalgia, furuncles, glossodynia, herpes simplex, hyperhidrosis, ichthyosis vulgaris, lichen planus, neurodermatitis, nummular dermatitis, postherpetic neuralgia, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, trichotillomania, urticaria, verruca vulgaris, and vitiligo.
Alopecia manifests itself in varying degrees - from Alopecia Areata (patchy hair loss) and Alopecia Totalis (total hair loss on the scalp) to Alopecia Universalis (complete loss of body hair).
CONCLUSION: We propose exploring emotions in psoriasis patients and life events over the prior year in alopecia areata patients.
Hair loss in children is usually caused by three conditions--trichotillomania, alopecia areata and tinea capitis.
You may have an autoimmune disease called Alopecia areata.
In alopecia areata (al-oh-PEE-shah air-ee-AH-tah), the affected hair follicles are mistakenly attacked by a person's own immune system.