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Acquired localized hair loss: Acquired localized hair loss is abnormal hair loss in a small or localized area 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 5 causes of Acquired localized hair loss, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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