Hi, My son is 17 years old and was diagnosed with Crohn's last August. Out of no where it just hit him in the beginning of the summer he lost 11 lbs in 2 months. He was always very skinny to start with so it was real scarey. When he was 7 years old he had alopeica areata, it went away on it's own and came back 2 years ago when he was 15 years old. Was also diagnosed with ADHD when he was about 11years old and on many different medications. He is not on any ADHD mediations and is finally settling down. He was on 6mp which did absolutely nothing for him and also a steroid (which he's still on and I can't remember the name of it). So he is now having Remicade IV treatments he just had his 3rd round and he is doing great he feels good, he's gaining weight and his hair is growing in. Only side effect I can see is he is getting acne on his face, doctors think it's the steroids, which they are starting to lower his dose and to get him off of them and just use the Remicade every 8 weeks. Has anyone else dealt with Crohns and Alopecia Areata or other auto immune diseases? Are they related to each other on not? No one is giving me any real answers. Some doctors think it is some are not sure. I'm concerned that the Alopecia might come back if he comes out of remission. The balding was more emotionally devastating to him then dealing with the crohns.