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Alopecia areata : understanding and coping with hair loss

Author: Wendy J A Thompson; Jerry Shapiro
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
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Alopecia areata is a poorly understood, unpredictable disorder that affects more than 2.5 million men, women, and children in the United States and Canada. Causing patchy hair loss on the scalp and sometimes elsewhere on the body, this mysterious, noncontagious condition can be treated, but it cannot yet be cured. Alopecia areata is considered a medically harmless condition. But psychologically, alopecia areata can
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, Wendy J.A.
Alopecia areata.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)760885779
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy J A Thompson; Jerry Shapiro
ISBN: 0801853524 9780801853524
OCLC Number: 34357398
Description: xix, 180 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Vera H. Price --
1. Understanding Alopecia Areata --
2. Coping with Hair Loss --
3. Diagnosis, Treatment, and the Latest Research --
4. Hairpieces and Headcovers --
5. Special Considerations for Children --
Epilogue: A Day in the Life of a Person with Alopecia Areata --
Appendix: Sample Letters to an Insurance Company.
Responsibility: Wendy Thompson, Jerry Shapiro ; foreword by Vera H. Price.
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This text discusses what it means to be diagnosed with alopecia areata, providing information on research, diagnosis and treatment, including: drug therapies and their side effects; current research  Read more...

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"'Hair loss' is the common name for this condition, which can affect not only aging males but women and children. This title surveys the condition, new drug therapies, and current research and Read more...

 
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