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Brittle hair

Brittle hair: Introduction

Brittle hair: A condition which is characterized by the occurrence of brittle hair. See detailed information below for a list of 60 causes of Brittle hair, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Brittle hair:

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

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Causes of Types of Brittle hair:

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Brittle hair: Symptom Checker

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Medications or substances causing Brittle hair:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Brittle hair as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Brittle hair: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Brittle hair

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Misdiagnosis and Brittle hair

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 more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair/scalp conditions include cicatrial alopecia, more »

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Detailed list of causes of Brittle hair

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How Common are these Causes of Brittle hair?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Brittle hair. Of the 60 causes of Brittle hair that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 58 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Brittle hair:

The following list of conditions have 'Brittle hair' 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 Brittle hair:

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

Symptoms related to Brittle hair:

Hair symptoms (838 causes), Hair loss (563 causes), Baldness (517 causes), Hair disorders, Scalp symptoms (639 causes), Scalp disorders (10 causes), BIDS syndrome, Autoimmune thyroid disease, Ectodermal dysplasia, Hypothyroidism (106 causes), Inherited trait, Excessive use of styling tools, Malnutrition (111 causes), Kwashiokar, Marasmus

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