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Brittle hair: A condition which is characterized by the occurrence of brittle hair. See detailed information below for a list of 60 causes of Brittle hair, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Brittle hair as a symptom.
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Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Brittle hair may include these symptoms:
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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...read more »
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,...read more »
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The following list of conditions have 'Brittle hair' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Medical Conditions associated with Brittle hair:
Symptoms related to Brittle hair:
Hair symptoms (838 causes), Hair loss (563 causes), Baldness (517 causes), Hair disorders, Scalp symptoms (639 causes), Scalp disorders (10 causes), BIDS syndrome, Autoimmune thyroid disease, Ectodermal dysplasia, Hypothyroidism (106 causes), Inherited trait, Excessive use of styling tools, Malnutrition (111 causes), Kwashiokar, Marasmus
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