hairless adj : having no hair or fur; "a Mexican Hairless is about the size of a fox terrier and hairless except for a tufts on the head and tail" [ant: hairy]
- Rhymes: -ɛə(r)ləs
destitute of hair
- Sanskrit: अकेश
Alopecia universalis or alopecia areata universalis is a medical condition involving rapid loss of all hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. It is the most severe form of alopecia areata, with an incidence of .001% (1 in 100,000).
CausesAlopecia universalis can occur at any age, and is currently believed to be an autoimmune disorder.
TreatmentThere is no standard treatment for alopecia universalis. Many treatments have been explored, including immunomodulatory agents such as imiquimod.
Notable people with alopecia universalis
- Art Harris, a journalist best known for his work as a CNN assignment reporter
- Duncan Goodhew, a former Olympic swimmer
- David Ferrie, A CIA operative during the Cuban Missile Crisis, trained pilot, private investigator, and also served with Lee Harvey Oswald in Civil Air Patrol.
- Matt Lucas, an actor appearing in the Little Britain TV series
- Pierluigi Collina, the world's most famous soccer referee
- Staciana Stitts-Winfield who won the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was also a member of the USA national team at the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York, placing second in the 100m breast and was on the gold medal winning 400 medley relay (breaststroke leg).
- Charlie Villanueva, a professional basketball player currently playing for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.
- Donald Cannon, former U. S. Marine Desert Storm Veteran, currently serving his country in Civil Service (SWRFT MCAS Miramar)
Fictional characters with alopecia universalis
hairless in Lithuanian: Alopecia areata universalis