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Glossary for Bald

Medical terms related to Bald or mentioned in this section include:

  • Ablepharon macrostomia syndrome: A rare disorder involving a number of mainly physical abnormalities.
  • Albendazole -- Teratogenic Agent: Experimental studies on rats indicate that the use of Albendazole during pregnancy may cause various harmful effects on the fetus. The likelihood and severity of symptoms may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at. The effect on human fetuses has not been conclusively determined.
  • Alopecia: Partial or total loss of hair due to aging, an endocrine disorder, drug reaction, anticancer medication or skin disease.
  • Alopecia Areata: A condition where hair loss occurs in patches for unknown reasons. Although the condition often disappears within a year, it often reoccurs.
  • Amiodarone -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Amiodarone during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Androgenic 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.
  • Atopic dermatitis: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
  • Atrichia with papular lesions: A rare syndrome characterized by the loss of hair soon after birth and the eventual development of a popular rash that covers all areas of skin.
  • Baldness: Loss of scalp hair
  • Biotin deficiency: Vitamin H deficiency
  • Biotinidase deficiency: A metabolic disorder where the body lacks the enzyme biotinidase needed to process the vitamin called biotin (vitamin H) into carboxylase enzymes.
  • Cantu syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, short stature, large skull, heart anomaly and various other abnormalities.
  • Chagas disease: A parasitic infection caused by the protozoa Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted by insect bites or blood transfusions. The disease primarily involves the heart and gastrointestinal system.
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: A malignancy of the T-cells which make up part of the body's immune system. The cancer is characterized by the excessive proliferation of T-cells which are a type of white blood cell. The degree of skin involvement is variable.
  • Danazol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Danazol (used to treat endometriosis) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Dermatopathia pigmentosa reticularis: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by increased skin pigmentation, thickened skin on palms and soles and reduced sweating.
  • Dubowitz Syndrome: A rare genetic and developmental disorder characterized by infantile eczema, small stature, microcephaly and peculiar facial features.
  • Ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft lip/cleft palate: A rare inherited condition characterized by abnormalities of the fingers, toes, hair, glands, eyes anr urinary tract.
  • Eczema: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
  • Erythroderma: Condition with thickening and flaking skin
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by a short toe, fibrous dysplasia and bone formation in muscles, ligaments, tendons and soft connective tissue.
  • Hair loss: Loss or thinning of head or body hair
  • Hair symptoms: Symptoms affecting the hair
  • Hairiness: Increasing or heavy head or body hair
  • Hallermann-Streiff Syndrome: A condition which affects stature, head shape and hair growth
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Heparin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Heparin (an anticoagulant drug) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • High Blood Iron: Where a patient has an elevated iron content of their blood
  • Hirsutism: A condition which is characterized by excessive body and facial hair
  • Hutchinson Gilford Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by alopecia and senile-like appearance.
  • Hypopituitarism: A condition characterized by diminished hormonal section by the pituitary gland
  • Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
  • Hypotrichosis: Reduced amount of hair on head and/or body.
  • Hypotrichosis simplex: Abnormally sparse hair caused by a genetic anomaly.
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti: A rare genetic skin pigmentation disorder characterized by eye, teeth, bone, nail and hair malformations as well as central nervous abnormalities and mental deficiency.
  • Interferon Alpha -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Interferon Alpha during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Iron deficiency: When there is a deficiency of iron in the body
  • Keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans: A rare inherited skin disorder affecting mostly males and characterized by hardening of skin around hair follicles which leads to scarring and loss of hair. The skin on the face, neck, forearms and other areas can also be affected.
  • Keratosis pilaris: A condition characterized by hyperkeratosis which is limited to the hair follicles
  • Male-pattern baldness: The occurrence of baldness in the male in a characteristic pattern that increases with age
  • Marie Unna congenital hypotrichosis: A rare inherited condition characterized by hair loss that starts during childhood. Women tend to have normal thickness hair that doesn't grow very long and loss of hair on other parts of the body such as eyelashes. Nail and teeth growth is also usually limited.
  • Monilethrix: A type of hair shaft abnormality involving constrictions at various points along the hair shaft which gives it a beaded appearance. The severity of the condition is variable.
  • Myotonic Dystrophy: An inherited disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness and wasting as well as eye defects, heart abnormalities and other anomalies. The severity of the condition is greatly variable. There are two type of myotonic dystrophy with type 1 being more severe than type 2.
  • Myotonic dystrophy, type 2: An inherited disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness and wasting as well as eye defects, heart abnormalities and other anomalies. The severity of the condition is greatly variable. There are two type of myotonic dystrophy with type 1 being more severe than type 2. Type 2 also tends to affect muscle closer to the trunk e.g. upper leg and shoulders.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Orofaciodigital syndrome type1: A rare genetic disorder characterized by variable malformations of the face, digits and inside the mouth. Type 1 is distinguished from the other types of this condition by the presence of polycystic kidneys and a X-linked dominant inheritance.
  • Parry Romberg Syndrome: Wasting away of one side of the face.
  • Patchy hair loss: The occurrence of patchy hair loss
  • Possible human carcinogenic exposure -- Mitoxantrone: Some evidence indicates that exposure to Mitoxantrone (a chemotherapy drug) has a possible link to an increased risk of developing cancer in humans. The carcinogenicity of the substance may be influenced by the duration and level of exposure.
  • Pseudoprogeria syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by absent eyelashes and eyebrows as well a mental retardation.
  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where the defective immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly. It affects a significant number of people. Arthritis, which can be severe, is associated with the psoriasis in up to a third of cases. Not all patients who are susceptible to the condition will develop it - roughly 10% of those susceptible will actually develop the condition. There are various environmental factors which can trigger the onset of the disease e.g. strep throat (common trigger), some medication, stress and cold weather. Once the disease develops, it may resolve on its own or with treatment or may become a persistent chronic condition. The severity and duration of symptoms is variable.
  • Scalp symptoms: Symptoms of the scalp on the head
  • Schopf-Schulz-Passarge syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by thickened skin on palms and soles, missing teeth, sparse hair and eyelid cysts.
  • Secondary syphilis: A condition which is characterized by fever, multiform skin eruptions, iritis, alopecia, mucous patches and severe pain in the head and joints
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Tinea capitis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of the scalp
  • Trichotillomania: Compulsive urge to pull out one's own hair.
  • Valproic Acid -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Valproic Acid during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Vasculitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation to blood vessels
  • Vincristine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Vincristine during pregnancy and even the during the year leading up to the pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome: A rare condition characterized by poliosis and hair, skin, eye and ear abnormalities as well as retinal detachment and neurological involvement.
  • Werner syndrome: A form of premature aging where sufferers start aging during adolescence or soon after and appear old by the time they reach their 30's or 40's. Milder forms of the condition may also occur.
  • Zinc deficiency: When there is a deficiency of zinc in an individuals body

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