Alopecia (al-oh-PEE-shah) means hair loss. When a person has a medical condition called alopecia areata (ar-ee-AH-tah), the hair falls out in round patches. The hair can fall out on the scalp and elsewhere in the body.
Alopecia areata can cause different types of hair loss. Each of these types has a different name:
If you or someone you know has Alopecia, you may qualify for a paid research study. See below for currently enrolling Alopecia studies at an ACR location.