What autoimmune disease makes your hair fall out? Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. This means that your immune system mistakenly attacks a part of your body. When you have alopecia areata, cells in your immune system surround and attack your hair follicles (the part of your body that makes hair).
Is there a link between MS and alopecia? In this particular case, alopecia universalis occurred at the age of 13, while the onset of MS followed at the age of 27. Except for these particular studies, no other cases showing a direct association between MS and AA have been reported in the literature.
Can MS affect your scalp? People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may experience abnormal sensations, including pain, burning, itching, or numbness. For some, these sensations affect the scalp and cause discomfort.
Does Ocrevus make you lose your hair? Hair loss is not a side effect of Ocrevus and was not seen during clinical trials. However, some other medications used to treat MS, such as methotrexate (Trexall) or azathioprine (Imuran), may cause hair loss.