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Patchy alopecia

Patchy alopecia: Introduction

Patchy alopecia: patchy loss of hair. See detailed information below for a list of 28 causes of Patchy alopecia, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Patchy alopecia Treatments

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Patchy alopecia: Animations


Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Patchy alopecia

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Patchy alopecia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Patchy alopecia

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 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 Patchy alopecia

The list below shows some of the causes of Patchy alopecia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Patchy alopecia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Patchy alopecia. Of the 28 causes of Patchy alopecia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Patchy alopecia:

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Causes of Patchy alopecia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Patchy alopecia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    Classifications of Patchy alopecia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Patchy alopecia:

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

    Symptoms related to Patchy alopecia:

    Atopic dermatitis (227 causes), Vitilligo (23 causes), Collagen vascular diseases, Thyroid diseases (18 causes)

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Patchy alopecia

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