What is Alopecia?

Alopecia areata is considered an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, the tiny cup-shaped structures from which hairs grow.

Research & Treatment

While there is neither a cure for alopecia areata nor drugs approved for its treatment, some people find that medications approved for other purposes can help hair grow back temporarily.

How to Cope

This is a common question, particularly for children, teens, and young adults who are beginning to form lifelong goals and who may live with the effects of alopecia areata for many years.

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Who is CAP?

CAP is devoted specifically to children living with the incurable autoimmune hair loss disease, Alopecia. The Mission of the Children’s Alopecia Project (CAP) is to help any child in need who is living with hair loss due to all forms of alopecia. We would like our CAP Kids to grow in confidence and to become stronger teens and more productive adults, maybe even future advocates of alopecia.

Our Mission is to help any child in need who is living with hair loss due to all forms of Alopecia. We do so by building self-esteem in children living with alopecia, providing support for them and their families and raising awareness about the life-altering disease.

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