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Glossary for Acquired hair loss

Medical terms related to Acquired hair loss or mentioned in this section include:

  • Acquired localized hair loss: Acquired localized hair loss is abnormal hair loss in a small or localized area that is due to a cause that is not present at birth and is acquired later in life.
  • Alopecia Areata: A condition where hair loss occurs in patches for unknown reasons. Although the condition often disappears within a year, it often reoccurs.
  • Alopecia in children: Alopecia in children is hair loss or baldness in children.
  • Androgenetic alopecia: A form of hair loss that can affect men or women. In males, the hair loss starts over the temples and the hairline recedes gradually and sometimes complete baldness results. Women suffer thinning of hair all over the head and there is no receding hairline.
  • Bald: A condition which is characterized by the loss of hair in an anatomical location
  • Brittle nails: thinning of the nail plate
  • Decreased hair growth: Normal hair fall is approximately 100-125 hair per day. True hair loss occurs when lost hair are not regrown or when the daily hair shed exceeds 125 hair
  • Grief or loss: The normal emotional response that occurs to an external loss
  • Hair conditions: Any disorder the affects the hair
  • Hair loss: Loss or thinning of head or body hair
  • Hair loss in children: Hair loss in children is the loss of a child's hair.
  • Hair symptoms: Symptoms affecting the hair
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Localised hair loss in children:
  • Non-scarring alopecia in children: Non-scarring alopecia in children refers to a child who has hair loss that is temporary.
  • Patchy hair loss: The occurrence of patchy hair loss
  • Tinea capitis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of the scalp
  • Trichotillomania: Compulsive urge to pull out one's own hair.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Acquired hair loss:

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