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A 41-year-old female asked:

What is the pattern of hair loss/thinning if there were a fungal infection on scalp? would the hair be thinning in specific places only?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Why do you ask?: The skin looks different if it is fungal infected.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

Could a localized fungal infection be causing hair loss?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: A localized fungal infection can attack the hair fiollicles and cause a patchy hair loss. See your family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.

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Last updated Sep 5, 2015

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