173 Possible Causes for Loss of Hair in USA

  • Alopecia

    Definition: Alopecia is defined as hair loss. … Loss of hair in patches is the common symptom. … Alopecia is characterized by loss of hair from the scalp and body.[1]

  • Alopecia Areata

    Alopecia areata is a common nonscarring type of hair loss. … The area of hair loss may tingle or be painful. … Additionally, hair loss on other hair bearing areas equally favours the diagnosis.[2] [3]

  • Alopecia Universalis
    Loss of Axillary Hair Loss of Eyebrow Hair Alopecia

    progressive hair loss is imminent. … Male-pattern or female-pattern hair loss is readily diagnosed. … Diffuse scalp hair loss may be subjected to the pull or pluck test.[4] [5]

  • Folliculitis Decalvans

    The condition may then complicate with scarring and permanent hair loss. … Scarring of hair follicles may lead to permanent hair loss, and its prevention is the main goal of treatment. … Folliculitis decalvans is a form of alopecia associated with inflammation, scarring, and ultimately hair loss.[6] [7]

  • Acrodynia

    Affected children may show red cheeks and nose, red (erythematous) lips, loss of hair, teeth, and nails, transient rashes, hypotonia and photophobia.[8]

  • Telogen Effluvium

    Affected individuals notice sudden loss of hair. … Telogen effluvium causes significant loss of hair from all parts of the body, however hair loss from the scalp is the more evident. … Not all factors can be controlled to prevent hair loss.[9] [10]

  • Tinea Favosa

    It is believed that almost all cases of favus have, in the past, reached the stage of irreversible hair loss. … The infection is durable and fungi may thrive for many years, which typically leads to extensive scarring and irreversible loss of hair. … The chronicity of the infection progressively leads to inflammation, loss of hair (alopecia) and an infection that may extend to the nails as well.[11] [12]

  • Biotin Deficiency

    Rashes including red, patchy ones near the mouth (erythematous periorofacial macular rash) Fine and brittle hair Hair loss or total baldness (alopecia) Anemia Birth Defects … Within weeks to months, people on total parenteral nutrition lacking biotin, or infants fed on formula lacking biotin will start to display thinning or loss of hair and will … People with biotinidase defects present with symptoms similar to those of acquired biotin deficiency, but in addition have a hearing and vision loss.[13] [14]

  • Colchicine Poisoning
    Loss of Hair Alopecia
  • Hypothyroidism
    Loss of Hair

    It can be associated with a number of symptoms including fatigue, weight gain, decreased appetite, cold intolerance, bradycardia, dry skin, hair loss, myalgia, depression, … Then there is pitting edema in lower extremities, especially around the ankles, coarse brittle hair, skin pallor and dryness. … Others Hair turns coarse and brittle, skin becomes dry and pale, alopecia, weight gain, and cold intolerance and sleepiness are common presentations.[15] [16]

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  1. Alopecia, Symptoma
  2. Alopecia Areata, Symptoma
  3. Alopecia areata, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  4. Alopecia Universalis, Symptoma
  5. Alopecia universalis, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  6. Folliculitis Decalvans, Symptoma
  7. Folliculitis decalvans, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  8. Acrodynia, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  9. Telogen Effluvium, Symptoma
  10. Telogen effluvium, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  11. Tinea Favosa, Symptoma
  12. Favid, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  13. Biotin Deficiency, Symptoma
  14. Biotin deficiency, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  15. Hypothyroidism, Symptoma
  16. Hypothyroidism, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0