McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Alopecia | Baldness | Hair Loss

Alopecia is a general medical term used for all types of hair loss, both localized or diffuse, from the scalp or any part of the body. There are many things that can cause hair loss, including medications or iron deficiency. They are generally divided into two groups: scarring (also known as cicatricial) and non-scarring.

American Skin Association