Alopecia areata incognita is also known as diffuse alopecia areata. Itâs one of the rare forms of alopecia areata described predominantly in young women. In cases of alopecia areata incognita, the typical patchy distribution of hair loss in classical alopecia areata is absent, but abrupt and intense hair loss is characteristic feature. The clinical picture represented by this disease closely resembles that of telogen effluvium, specific clinical and dermoscopic findings of alopecia areata are invariably present along the disease course. Prognosis is generally favorable, especially as compared to certain variants of alopecia areata, namely, alopecia areata totalis, universalis and ophiasic areata.
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