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Acquired hair loss

Acquired hair loss: Introduction

Acquired hair loss: Acquired hair loss is abnormal hair loss that is due to a cause that is not present at birth and is acquired later in life. See detailed information below for a list of 8 causes of Acquired hair loss, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Acquired hair loss:

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

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Acquired hair loss: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Acquired hair loss, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Acquired hair loss: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Acquired hair loss may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Misdiagnosis and Acquired 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 more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur more »

Detailed list of causes of Acquired hair loss

The list below shows some of the causes of Acquired hair loss mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Acquired hair loss?

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

  • 1 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
  • 7 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Acquired hair loss:

The following list of conditions have 'Acquired hair loss' 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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