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Scarring alopecia

Scarring alopecia: Introduction

Scarring alopecia: Scarring alopecia refers to permanent hair loss due to a disorder that causes damage and permanent scarring of the hair follicles. See detailed information below for a list of 20 causes of Scarring alopecia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Scarring alopecia:

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

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Causes of Types of Scarring alopecia:

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Scarring alopecia: Symptom Checker

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Scarring alopecia Treatments

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Scarring alopecia: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Scarring alopecia may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Scarring alopecia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Scarring 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 of alopecia totalis 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/ more »

Definitions of Scarring alopecia:

Detailed list of causes of Scarring alopecia

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

How Common are these Causes of Scarring 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 Scarring alopecia. Of the 20 causes of Scarring alopecia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Scarring alopecia:

The following list of conditions have 'Scarring alopecia' 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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Causes of Scarring alopecia Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Scarring alopecia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Scarring alopecia:

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

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