Alopecia Universalis Chicago
What is Alopecia Universalis?
Alopecia Universalis is a condition that causes the immune system to mistakenly attack the hair follicles of the face, head and body, resulting in complete hair loss. It is a more severe form of alopecia areata. There is currently no cure for this condition and it is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. This condition may persist for a long time, or at some points hair regrowth can occur, even after many years if the inflammation subsides.
What causes Alopecia Universalis?
This condition is thought to be a result of your immune system thinking the hair follicles are a threat and it starts to attack them, causing a cycle of patches of hair being shed. As it progresses, entire areas of the head, eyebrows, eyelashes, beard, and body hair can result it total hair loss.
How can I treat Alopecia Universalis?
There are no FDA approved treatments for this condition, but in some cases injections may be used.