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    What is alopecia?

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    Alopecia areata is disease that affects the hair follicles, which are part of
    the skin from which hairs grow. In most cases, hair falls out in small, round
    Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. Normally the immune system
    protects the body against infection and disease. In an autoimmune disease,
    the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks some part of your own body.
    In alopecia areata, the immune system attacks the hair follicles.
    The cause is not known. Scientists think that a person’s genes may play a
    role. For people whose genes put them at risk for the disease, some type of
    trigger starts the attack on the hair follicles. The triggers may be a virus or
    something in the person’s environment.

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    Jk Kim

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    I'm having trouble with the alopecia universal and vitiligo from 1year ago. 

    When do you think the toficitinib available or possible for the treatment for this guy? 

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