• Also called seasonal flank alopecia, the condition occurs more frequently in certain breeds and in regions with scant sunlight. (wisegeek.com)
  • Flank alopecia is also known as canine recurrent flank alopecia (CRFA), canine idiopathic cyclic flank alopecia, cyclic flank alopecia, cyclic follicular dysplasia and seasonal flank alopecia. (petplace.com)
  • Seasonal flank alopecia Seasonal flank alopecia (Canine Recurrent Flank Alopecia - CRFA) is a cyclical or episodic follicular disease that occurs when daylight begins to shorten (fall of the year) with progression through the winter. (dogclub.co.uk)
  • Seasonal flank alopecia has been reported in numerous breeds but is recognized most frequently in Boxers, English Bulldogs, Airedales, Schnauzers, Doberman Pinschers and Bouvier des Flanders. (dogclub.co.uk)
  • In dogs with seasonal flank alopecia this cycle is believed to be disordered. (dogclub.co.uk)
  • 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 than away from the patch where they are still healthy. (wikipedia.org)
  • As a first option for mild cases of alopecia barbae, you will be prescribed corticosteroid cream or ointment, which is applied directly to the patches affected. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Furthermore, cases of alopecia involving only the eyelashes are extremely rare, the journal reports. (livestrong.com)
  • In all cases of alopecia, the hair follicles remain alive and have the potential to resume normal hair production when they receive the appropriate signal. (headcovers.com)
  • Generally, psychogenic alopecia does not lead to serious health consequences or a decreased lifespan. (wikipedia.org)
  • This plastic cone collar will prevent compulsive self-grooming, so psychogenic alopecia is ruled out. (vetinfo.com)
  • The new definition helps us better understand and determine the cause, course, and therapy of the feline equivalent, psychogenic alopecia. (petplace.com)
  • Medical conditions that can be confused with psychogenic alopecia and must be ruled out before the diagnosis can be confirmed. (petplace.com)
  • For those familiar with psychogenic alopecia, the appearance is fairly typical, and parasites are fairly easy to detect, but confusion is possible in some cases unless a careful inspection is made. (petplace.com)
  • Strong evidence of genetic association with increased risk for alopecia areata was found by studying families with two or more affected members. (wikipedia.org)
  • van der Steen P, Traupe H, Happle R, Boezeman J, Sträter R, Hamm H. The genetic risk for alopecia areata in first degree relatives of severely affected patients. (medscape.com)
  • There a number of different types of alopecia and some of the more common forms are described in more detail below. (news-medical.net)
  • Now, in this beautifully photographed collection, Graham provides a thorough guide to the different types of alopecia and its triggers and treatments, also sharing numerous stories of those affected. (amazon.com)
  • In about 20 percent of cases, a person with the condition also has a family member who has alopecia, the American Academy of Dermatology reports. (livestrong.com)
  • A systematic MEDLINE search could not find any study with sufficient validity to provide scientific evidence of benefit with complementary and alternative medicine therapies for alopecia areata. (medscape.com)
  • What are the signs and symptoms of the different patterns of alopecia areata? (medicinenet.com)
  • A syndrome characterized by bilateral granulomatous UVEITIS with IRITIS and secondary GLAUCOMA, premature ALOPECIA, symmetrical VITILIGO, poliosis circumscripta (a strand of depigmented hair), HEARING DISORDERS, and meningeal signs (neck stiffness and headache). (bioportfolio.com)
  • Diagnosis and treatmentHistory, breed, clinical signs and elimination of endocrine causes of symmetrical alopecia (hypothyroidism, hyperadrenocorticism) place CRFA high on the differential diagnoses list. (dogclub.co.uk)
  • This article reviews the research into the psychological impact of alopecia. (bmj.com)
  • FDA is interested in obtaining patient input on the impact of alopecia areata, including on daily life, patient views on treatment approaches, and decision factors taken into account when selecting a treatment. (fda.gov)
  • To better comprehend the impact of alopecia, it is important to understand the normal process of hair growth. (uspharmacist.com)
  • Parasites, hormone problems and allergies are all common causes of alopecia in dogs. (pdsa.org.uk)
  • When the plugs persist, they are obvious features on healed, hairless patches of alopecia mucinosa. (medscape.com)