alopecia areata, on the other hand, affects both sexes with equal frequency, but affects them at different ages.
alopecia areata and morphœa have been observed associated with it.
alopecia areata is characterized by the development of round patches more or less completely denuded of hair.
alopecia areata alopecia ar·e·a·ta (âr'ē-ā'tə)
Hair loss in circumscribed, noninflamed areas of the scalp, eyebrows and beard. Also called alopecia circumscripta.