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Misdiagnosis of Hair loss

Alternative diagnoses list for Hair loss:

For a diagnosis of Hair loss, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Hair loss:

Rare Types of Hair loss:

Common Misdiagnoses and Hair loss

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia totalis. Researchers estimate that about 1 per 100 diagnoses of alopecia totalis are incorrect. See introduction to alopecia totalis.

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair/scalp conditions include cicatrial alopecia, traction folliculitis and sebhorrheic dermatitis. See hair disorders or scalp disorders.

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Hair loss:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Hair loss:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

When checking for a misdiagnosis of Hair loss or confirming a diagnosis of Hair loss, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Hair loss may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Hair loss. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

 

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