The word ALOPECIA originates from the Greek "alopex" knows as fox's disease. However, it is an autoimmune condition that affects individuals of all ages and both sexes.
Alopecia Areata- means "hair loss in patches".
It is a skin disease that affects the local or general hair bearing areas which may or may not be associated with external or internal health issues.
Hair loss is rare before the age of three and has a marked hereditary influence.