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dc.contributor.authorPerera, Eshini
dc.contributor.authorSinclair, Rodney
dc.contributor.editorSacchidanand S, Savitha AS, Lakshmi DV
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-28T04:46:43Z
dc.date.available2018-08-28T04:46:43Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.isbn9789351523406
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/132694
dc.description.abstractAlopecia areata (AA) is a common non-scarring alopecia that occurs in 0.1-0.2% of the general population and accounts for 0.7 - 3% of all cases seen in dermatology practice. 1,2 The disease is an inflammatory disease that manifests in the hair follicles and can occur in the of nails up to 66% patients. 3 AA occurs in all races and both genders equally although it is thought that there may be a male preponderance in the adult population.4 Prevalence rates peak between the ages of twenty to forty years of life, however up to 60% of patients with AA will present with their first patch before the age of twenty years. 5, 6 (Box 10.1)
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
dc.publisher.placeIndia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.jaypeebrothers.com/pgDetails.aspx?cat=s&book_id=9789351523406
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleHair and Hair Disorders: Diagnosis & Management
dc.relation.ispartofchapter10
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom115
dc.relation.ispartofpageto127
dc.relation.ispartofedition1
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999
dc.titleAlopecia areata
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPerera, Eshini I.


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