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485 Possible Causes for Diffuse Alopecia

  • Iron Deficiency

    BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Nov 5;2015. pii: bcr2015212207. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-212207. Author information 1 Department of Internal Medicine, King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia. Abstract Lice feed on human blood, and heavy and chronic lice infestation can lead to chronic blood loss with resultant iron deficiency[…][]

  • Palmoplantar Pustulosis

    Fingernails are most commonly affected. 10.5 Red Lunulae The lunular area may show diffuse or patchy erythematous color.[] A less severe variant is shiny TND, characterized by diffuse regular pitting. The two variants may coexist in the same patient.[] Trachyonychia may be caused by nail lichen planus, psoriasis and alopecia areata. It can also be idiopathic. 8.3 Trachyonychia 33 Fig. 8.7.[]

  • Exfoliative Dermatitis

    Diffuse alopecia, keratoderma, nail dystrophy and weight loss are more common in the chronic state.[] Scaling of the scalp, alopecia, and in some cases, diffuse effluvium can be seen.[]

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a pathological fear of weight gain and usually excessive weight loss. There are two subtypes of anorexia nervosa: restricting type and binge eating–purging type. Anorexia nervosa patients present physical symptoms as well as behavioural and emotional[…][]

  • Syphilitic Alopecia

    One patient initially presented diffuse alopecia with multiple erythematous scaling lesions.[] Clinically, diffuse syphilitic alopecia, as a rule, does not differ from symptomatic hair loss of a different etiology, therefore, in all patients with a sudden diffuse alopecia[] Alopecia in secondary syphilis can present as localized patches called moth-eaten alopecia, as diffuse alopecia, or as a combination of both [ 1 ].[]

  • Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

    Two patients with Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) are reported, both of whom had diffuse alopecia, nail and skin changes, gastrointestinal polyposis, diarrhea, and wasting[] Cronkhite-Canada syndrome - a sporadically occurring syndrome of gastrointestinal polyps with diffuse alopecia and nail dystrophy.[] The patient was diagnosed as CCS based on the presence of several clinical manifestations, such as a diffuse alopecia, nail deformities, hypogeusia, pigmentation of skin,[]

  • Alopecia Areata

    Diffuse alopecia areata or canities subita is a rare variant of alopecia in which hair loss is associated with regrowth of white hairs and possible lightening of the skin.[] Other forms of alopecia areata Diffuse alopecia areata Diffuse alopecia areata results in sudden and unexpected thinning of the hair all over the scalp.[] A more generalized form of hair loss is referred to as diffuse alopecia areata where there is widespread dramatic thinning of the scalp hair.[]

  • Alopecia

    […] is mainly caused by telogen effluvium, diffuse androgenetic alopecia (femalepattern hair loss) and diffuse alopecia areata.[] […] ovaries Brush alopecia Cachectic alopecia Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia Chronic diffuse alopecia Cicatricial alopecia due to ionizing radiation Cicatricial alopecia[] Alopecia III. Diffuse hair loss (nonscarring). Cutis 1983 ;31: 465, 469, 472, 476 – 7. Google Scholar Medline ISI[]

  • Telogen Effluvium

    Diffuse alopecia is mainly caused by telogen effluvium, diffuse androgenetic alopecia (female-pattern hair loss) and diffuse alopecia areata.[] […] is mainly caused by telogen effluvium, diffuse androgenetic alopecia (femalepattern hair loss) and diffuse alopecia areata.[] Abstract Diffuse androgenetic alopecia (female pattern hair loss), telogen effluvium, and diffuse alopecia areata may have similar clinical manifestations.[]

  • Monilethrix

    A 2-year-old boy presented with diffuse alopecia and persistent fragile hair for several months.[] Differential diagnosis Differential diagnosis includes pseudomonilethrix that presents with diffuse alopecia or alopecia limited to the occipital area.[] Figure 1: (a) Diffuse alopecia on the parietal scalp with broken hair.[]

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