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Thin hair: Normal hair fall is approximately 100-125 hair per day. True hair loss occurs when lost hairs are not regrown or when the daily hair shed exceeds 125 hairs. See detailed information below for a list of 44 causes of Thin hair, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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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...read more »
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Acrogeria (Gottron Type), Adrenal adenoma (16 causes), Familial, Adrenal Cancer, Adrenal Cortex Diseases, Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms, Adrenal gland hyperfunction, Adrenal incidentaloma, Adrenocortical carcinoma, Aging
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