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Patchy hair loss

Patchy hair loss: Introduction

Patchy hair loss: The occurrence of patchy hair loss. See detailed information below for a list of 17 causes of Patchy hair loss, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Patchy hair loss: Symptom Checker

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Medications or substances causing Patchy hair loss:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Patchy hair loss 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.

Patchy hair loss: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Patchy hair loss

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Patchy hair loss: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Patchy 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 totalis. Researchers estimate that about 1 per 100 diagnoses of alopecia totalis are 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 more »

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Detailed list of causes of Patchy hair loss

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How Common are these Causes of Patchy 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 Patchy hair loss. Of the 17 causes of Patchy hair loss that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Patchy hair loss:

The following list of conditions have 'Patchy 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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  • Lupus ... patchy hair loss



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Causes of Patchy hair loss Based on Risk Factors

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

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    Classifications of Patchy hair loss:

    Medical Conditions associated with Patchy hair loss:

    Hair loss (563 causes), Hair symptoms (838 causes), Baldness (517 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Scalp symptoms (639 causes)

    Symptoms related to Patchy hair loss:

    Hair loss (563 causes), Baldness (517 causes), Thin hair (44 causes), Weak hair, Hair symptoms (838 causes), Patchy alopecia (28 causes), Alopecia areata, Atopic dermatitis (227 causes), Vitilligo (23 causes), Collagen vascular diseases, Thyroid diseases (18 causes)

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