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A 37-year-old male asked about a female:

My daughter's (age 4 1/2) hair is visibly thinning recently in forehead area and on top of her head. no bald areas though. what could be cause?

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Dr. Robert Hartman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Shedding or thinning: Hair that is falling out excessive causing the thinning is called a telogen effluvium. It often occurs 3 months after an illness or high fever. There is a diffuse form of alopecia areata that can be also considered. Derm consult.
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