Alopecia areata

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What is alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammatory cells to target the hair follicle, thus preventing hair growth. It is characterized by patchy loss of hair often starting with a small round patch.

Common symptoms reported by people with alopecia areata

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for alopecia areata

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
Tried for
alopecia areata (1)

Data from patients with alopecia areata, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with alopecia areata

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
alopecia areata (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with alopecia areata, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has alopecia areata on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 129 say alopecia areata is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 22
30s 60
40s 70
50s 43
60s 29
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 27
20-29 years 34
30-39 years 23
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 61
Female 178

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 113
Not Diagnosed 26

These charts show data from alopecia areata patients who have completed their condition history
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