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Hair defects

Hair defects: Introduction

Hair defects: Hair defects refers to any type of abnormality of the hair. See detailed information below for a list of 8 causes of Hair defects, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hair defects:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hair defects. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Misdiagnosis and Hair defects

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Detailed list of causes of Hair defects

The list below shows some of the causes of Hair defects mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hair defects?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hair defects. Of the 8 causes of Hair defects that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 8 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hair defects:

The following list of conditions have 'Hair defects' 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 Hair defects:

Hair symptoms (838 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Scalp symptoms (639 causes)

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