Hypothyroidism is a common disorder resulting from deficiency of thyroid hormone. Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of hypothyroidism worldwide. It can be associated with a number of symptoms including fatigue, weight gain, decreased appetite, cold intolerance, bradycardia, dry skin, hair loss, myalgia,…
Systemic lupus erythematosus, abbreviated as SLE, is an autoimmune disease which primarily strikes women. Majority of the individuals with SLE experience joint pain, accompanied by swelling. Arthritis is also a common complaint. In addition to these, individuals also experience pain in chest, hair loss, and development of…
However, some patients have presented loss of hair in only the scalp area.
AU is the most severe type, characterized by the complete loss of hair on the scalp and other hair-bearing parts of the body. […] AU is distinguished from other forms of alopecia areata by a total loss of hair of the scalp and other parts of the body where hair normally grows. […] Alopecia areata universalis (AU) is the least common form of alopecia areata manifested by total loss of hair of the scalp and body.
Myxedema or severe hypothyroidism is clinical condition where the thyroid gland does not produce any thyroid hormone. In some cases, myxedema condition is also being referred to as underactive thyroid. Myxedema typically present with a distinct facial appearance, hoarse slow speech, and dryness of the skin. The…
Thallium poisoning is very rare and may occur accidentally, through occupational exposure and because of its potency, it is described as a weapon of intentional poisoning. Symptoms are primarily related to the gastrointestinal and nervous system, while diffuse alopecia 3 weeks after ingestion is typical for thallium…
Hemochromatosis is the abnormal accumulation of iron in parenchymal organs and the most common form of iron overload disease. It may be inherited or acquired. The patients suffering from hemochromatosis have the following clinical picture. The skin of these patients acquires a bronze pigmentation due to the…