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Thin hair: Introduction

Thin hair: Normal hair fall is approximately 100-125 hair per day. True hair loss occurs when lost hairs are not regrown or when the daily hair shed exceeds 125 hairs. See detailed information below for a list of 44 causes of Thin hair, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Thin hair: Symptom Checker

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Thin hair: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Thin hair

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Thin hair: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Thin 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 more »

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Detailed list of causes of Thin hair

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How Common are these Causes of Thin 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 Thin hair. Of the 44 causes of Thin hair that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Thin hair:

The following list of conditions have 'Thin 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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Causes of Thin hair Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Thin hair 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 Thin hair:

    Medical Conditions associated with Thin hair:

    Thinning hair (29 causes), Hair symptoms (838 causes), Scalp symptoms (639 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Baldness (517 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Thin hair:

    Acrogeria (Gottron Type), Adrenal adenoma (16 causes), Familial, Adrenal Cancer, Adrenal Cortex Diseases, Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms, Adrenal gland hyperfunction, Adrenal incidentaloma, Adrenocortical carcinoma, Aging

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