Literally meaning: “ fox disease, baldness”
Origin: Anc Greek
+(-ια)/-ia(=suffix usualy forming names of diseases)
The term was coined by the Greek physician Hippocrates (460BC-370BC) meaning "fox disease" because when foxes are afflicted with "mange". a skin disease their hair begins to fail away. In 20 A.D. Cornelius Celsus was the first to give a description of the "alopecia areata and alopecia totalis"