Which hair-bearing sites are affected by alopecia areata?

Updated: Aug 06, 2020
  • Author: Chantal Bolduc, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Alopecia areata can affect any hair-bearing area, and more than one area can be affected at once. Frequency of involvement at particular sites is as follows:

  • Scalp - 66.8-95%

  • Beard - 28% of males

  • Eyebrows - 3.8%

  • Extremities - 1.3%

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