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Alopecia universalis [Supplementary Concept]

A genetically determined, immune-mediated disorder of the HAIR FOLLICLE and one of the most common human AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES. Severity ranges from patchy localized hair loss on the SCALP to the complete absence of hair everywhere on the body. This phenotype has been mapped to chromosome 18 (OMIM: 104000) and a mutation in the HR gene has also been identified (OMIM: 203655).

Date introduced: June 25, 2010

MeSH Unique ID: C537055

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Entry Terms:

  • Atrichia, Generalized
  • Generalized Atrichia
  • Alopecia universalis congenita
  • ALUNC Alopecia universalis congenitalis

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