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Date:6/30/2010

ed, the hair falls out. If the T cells remain, which they do in alopecia areata, the follicle goes dormant.

No treatments are currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for alopecia areata, Kalabokes said, although people sometimes pin their hopes on steroid injections into the scalp and other unapproved remedies.

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The National Alopecia Areata Foundation has more on the condition.

SOURCES: Angela Christiano, M.D., professor of dermatology and genetics & development at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, N.Y.; Vicki Kalabokes, president and CEO, National Alopecia Areata Foundation, San Rafael, Calif.; Nature, July 1, 2010


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