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Is Alopecia universalis hereditary ?

Discussion in 'Alopecia Totalis and Universalis Support' started by drlii, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. drlii

    drlii New Member

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    Hii Guys ..
    first of all I'm not a sufferer of alopecia but I'd like to tell u guys that I really love U all I love ur bald heads , because simply my fiance is one of you ..
    he's a sufferer of alopecia Universalis , to tell u the truth when I first saw him I didn't realize he had any problem , I thought he just has a bald head , by time I realised his problem , I searched on the internet to understand this condition ,and it was enough for me to know that this is an autoimmune condition that the immunity system attack the hair follicle and the regrowth is possible at anytime , and its a "genetic disease" .. I didn't care much abt this word "genetic" then,
    now we're engaged for 8 months ,as I told u I don't see something bad with his baldness, I totally accept his appearance , however we never talked about this Issue ,he didn't tell me about the disease since we met all he've said that he lost his hair since he was 18 , I didn't ask ..and he didn't tell anything more ..
    Unfortunately when I was googling the disease one more time in the last few weeks , I was shocked to read that the condition is hereditary , it was a big shock to me I totally understand and accept his suffering but I don't want our children suffer too .. I'm so sorry guys maybe I'm so rude
    please guys I need to know is this true or not ?what did ur dermatologists tell u concerning this issue ? to what extent does the disease pass to children ?if so will it pass to boys or girls ? do u know real cases that the father passed the AU to his kids ? if it happens will they experience it from childhood or after then ? by the way ,he has no family history except from normal pattern alopecia of his father , ,
     
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    Guys please someone give me an answer !!
     
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    Hello, I suffer from alopecia universalis, I went to see a consultant specialist after many years of suffering from this condition. He explained to me that it is an autoimmune disease. I asked the question about passing this on to my children as at the time I had just had a baby boy, he is now coming up for 5. I was told that it is very uncommon to pass this on. Though little is known about the condition. Hope this puts your mind at rest a bit, it did for me.
     

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