Alopecia Areata is a common cuase of patchy baldness on the scalp or other parts of the body. These patches are completely smooth and not related to ageing. The disorder is “autoimmune” in nature and, if widespread, can be difficult to treat. It affects as many as 6.8 million people in the US.
You or someone you know with Alopecia Areata may qualify for an FDA-registered clinical trial of a novel investigational drug from a major pharmaceutical company.