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    What are the symptoms of alopecia?

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    Most commonly the first symptoms of alopecia areata are small bald patches.These patches can take many shapes, but are most usually round or oval.Alopecia Areata most often affects the scalp, but can occur on any part of the body. The hair tends to fall out over a short period of time, but rapid loss has also been experienced. In cases of Alopecia Areata hair will tend to pull out more easily along the edge of the patch where the follicles are already being attacked by the body's immune system. Pulling the hair away from the patch where they are still healthy only a few should come out.  This can occur at any age, any gender.

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