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Thinning hair: A condition which is characterized by a decease in the amount of hair. See detailed information below for a list of 29 causes of Thinning hair, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Subtypes of Thinning hair:
Thin hair (44 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Thinning hair:
Symptoms related to Thinning hair:
Baldness (517 causes), Hair loss (563 causes), Pubic hair loss (13 causes), Patchy hair loss (17 causes), Anorexia nervosa, Hypothyroidism (106 causes), Chemotherapy, Zinc deficiency, Tinea capitis, Alopecia areata, Trauma to Hair Shaft, Telogen effluvium
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