oa South African Family Practice - The diagnosis and management of alopecia : CPD article

Volume 54, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Alopecia refers to loss of hair from the scalp or other hair-bearing areas of the body. Alopecia has a significant impact on quality of life. It is commonly associated with loss of self-esteem and emotional stress. It can be non-scarring (non-cicatricial) and reversible, or scarring (cicatricial) and often permanent.

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