Alopecia Areata - Symptoms
Following are the symptoms of alopecia areata:
- Hair fall in patches;
- Excessive hair fall noticed on the pillow and in the shower;
- Increase in the number of patches;
- Hair loss from beard, moustache, eyebrow and other parts of the body;
- Patches of baldness filling up while new ones appear;
- Patchy hair loss after a period of stress.
The table below lists patterns of hair loss that alopecia areata can give rise to, along with their symptoms.
|Alopecia totalis||Alopecia universalis||Diffuse alopecia areata||Nail disease|
|Affects up to 5% affected individuals||Affects less than 1% cases||Sudden diffuse thinning of the scalp hair||
Affects 10-50% people with alopecia areata
|All scalp hair is lost||All hair on the entire body is lost||Regular pitting and ridging of nails is the most common finding|