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A Discussion about Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease which affect about 2 % of the population. It most often leads to hair loss in circles but can lead to complete loss of all hair on the scalp (called alopecia totalis) or all hair on the body (called alopecia universalis).

Below, I've provided a link to another video on alopecia areata produced by Monica Matys of Sunnybrook Hospital. Each week Monica posts an interesting health related segment on her Sunnyview blog.  Another one of Monica's videos on alopecia areata was highlighted in a previous blog.

In this particular video, Monica has incorporated a short segment on basic aspects of the treatment of alopecia areata. In the first part of the video, I helped answer questions on the cause of alopecia areata and how the condition is treated. In the second part of the video, Monica interviews four patients with alopecia areata.  The information and advice these individuals provide is very valuable to everyone and I encourage you to watch and learn from them.



Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299



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