Alopecia totalis

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Alopecia totalis
ICD-10 L63.0

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Alopecia totalis is the loss of all head hair. Its causes are unclear, but it is an autoimmune disorder. stress is sometimes thought to be a contributor to the hair loss caused by alopecia, however many people leading relatively stress-free lives have experienced the symptoms.



Methotrexate and corticosteroids have been proposed as treatments.[1]


  1. Joly P (2006). "The use of methotrexate alone or in combination with low doses of oral corticosteroids in the treatment of alopecia totalis or universalis". J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 55 (4): 632–6. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2005.09.010. PMID 17010743.

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