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1,002 Possible Causes for Leprosy, Loss of Hair

  • Psoriasis

    Scalp psoriasis and hair loss (psoriatic alopecia) Shuster first described psoriatic alopecia and till date less than 60 cases of psoriatic alopecia are reported.[omicsonline.org] The 24-year-old said: "People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something."[thesun.co.uk] Santos, Interaction of ycobacterium leprae with the HaCaT human keratinocyte cell line: new frontiers in the cellular immunology of leprosy, Experimental Dermatology, 24,[doi.org]

  • Alopecia

    Topic index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z What is hair loss? The medical term for hair loss is alopecia.[web.archive.org] Alopecia is a general term and can refer to hair loss from any cause. Indeed many diseases can cause hair loss but most are quite rare.[hormonehelpny.com] Alopecia is the general medical term for hair loss. Types of hair loss There are many types of hair loss with different symptoms and causes.[web.archive.org]

  • Leprosy

    Scientists don't fully understand how leprosy is spread. Q: Is leprosy very contagious?[web.archive.org] There may also be loss of hair in the affected skin areas.[rarediseases.org] Occasionally, the scalp may be involved, in which case the hair loss may mimic alopecia areata.[internationaltextbookofleprosy.org]

  • Alopecia Areata

    […] blue-white due to autofluorescence. [6] Wood's lamp is therefore helpful in making a diagnosis of vitiligo [13] and particularly differentiating it from pityriasis alba, leprosy[ijdvl.com] Hair loss that spreads to cover the entire scalp is called alopecia totalis.[americanhairloss.org] If you notice sudden hair loss, always check with a doctor. There can be a lot of other reasons for it besides alopecia areata.[webmd.com]

  • Myocardial Infarction

    Coronary Heart Disease A heart attack happens if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can't get oxygen. Most heart attacks occur as a result of coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside[…][web.archive.org]

  • Vitiligo

    loss caused by alopecia areata.[web.archive.org] In regions where leprosy is endemic, individuals with vitiligo are often stigmatized due to similarities in appearance between the two diseases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] and spiritual uncleanliness.Medical sources in the ancient world such as Hippocrates often did not differentiate between vitiligo and leprosy, often grouping these diseases[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Erythema Nodosum

    […] and Leprosy Research, Cebu, Philippines. 6 Department of Family Medicine, Suisse Clinic, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 7 Department of Medicine, The Leprosy Mission Hospital, Purulia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She had a history of mild alopecia and oral ulcers. A former-smoker, she was seven months pregnant, this being her third pregnancy.[scielo.br] BACKGROUND: Erythema nodosum leprosum may appear before, during or after treatment of leprosy and is one of the main factors for nerve damage in patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Secondary Syphilis

    There are diverse skin manifestations of both leprosy and syphilis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] alopecia (disorder) Czech Syfilitická alopecie Hungarian alopecia syphilitica , syphilises alopecia Spanish alopecia sifilítica (trastorno) , alopecia sifilítica , Alopecia[fpnotebook.com] J Immunol Tech Infect Dis 4:1 doi: 10.4172/2329-9541.1000129 Abstract Secondary Syphilis Mimicking Leprosy Type1 Reaction Syphilis and leprosy have cutaneous manifestations[scitechnol.com]

  • Follicular Mucinosis

    Three patients showed complete clearing after anti-leprosy treatment, and the fourth patient is currently taking anti-leprosy treatment and showed good clinical response.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other names: alopecia mucinosa What is follicular mucinosis? This is a hair loss condition that can occur at any age.[canadianhairlossfoundation.org] In endemic areas of leprosy, isolated and infiltrated follicular mucinosis lesions should be further differentiated from leprosy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Syphilis

    Thirteenth- and fourteenth-century A.D. references to "venereal leprosy" may also indicate syphilis because leprosy is not sexually transmitted.[archive.archaeology.org] Alopecia is an uncommon manifestation of syphilis, simulating other common forms of hair-loss, but representing a crucial complaint for the patient, who might by converse[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Roberts has now spent almost two decades examining ancient skeletons for signs of syphilis, leprosy, tuberculosis, and other diseases.[web.archive.org]

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