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Any ideas as to what would cause sudden loss of all hair (entire body) in an otherwise healthy 22 yo male?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Alopecia universalis: Is a genetically-predisposed autoimmune disorder in which hair loss is triggered by viral illness, trauma, or ? Stress. Hair re-growth is possible; albeit sporadic & unpredictable. Other autoimmune disorders may exist in the patient or family. Mutations in a gene on the short arm of chr. 8 cause congenital A.U. The national arthritis & musculoskeletal disorders website has more information.
Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Thank you! I will have this Pt evaluated further and check out the website you mentioned on this...
Jan 29, 2013
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
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For your pt: http://www.hairlosstalk.com/alopecia/alopecia-universalis.php."in otherwise healthy young adults," +/- vitiligo & thyroid dz
Jan 29, 2013
Dr. Margaret Millar
Family Medicine 36 years experience
?post -vaccine?
Dec 13, 2013

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A male asked:

Any ideas as to what would cause sudden loss of all hair (entire body) in an otherwise healthy 22 yo male? Stress is not an issue for this person.

1 doctor answer9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Alopecia universalis: Thought to be autoimmune but some are genetic mutation with delayed presentation. No standard therapy although immunomodulators are tried with some success.
Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 years experience
Consider ruling out occult ingestion of toxins, herbal preps of unknown origin, or radiation exposure...
Feb 11, 2014

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