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Alopecia universalis is a medical disorder in which the afflicted are unable to grow hair on the entire body. It is the most severe form of alopecia areata, with a .001% (1 in 100,000) rate of occurrence in individuals. Alopecia universalis can occur at any age, and is currently believed to be an autoimmune disorder.
Notable people with alopecia universalis[edit | edit source]
- The professional swimmer Duncan Goodhew benefits from alopecia universalis, which gives him a hydrodynamic advantage.
- NBA player Charlie Villanueva, currently of the Milwaukee Bucks.
- British comedian, Matt Lucas (most known from his role in [Little Britain).
- Former international referee Pierluigi Collina
- Christian von Koenigsegg, founder of Koenigsegg
- Dave McPherson of the English rock band InMe
- Dean Canto a racecar driver in the V8 Supercars Australia Series
See also[edit | edit source]
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- Barry Yeoman, When a Woman Goes Bald, Discover
- lt:Alopecia areata universalis
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