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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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What causes hair loss in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jra?

What causes hair loss in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jra?

The medecation used: About 20% of patients using Methotrexate could have side effects. They include nausea and vomiting, rash, mild hair loss, headache, mouth sores, and muscle aches. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cause scalp rash & hair lost?

Thyroid: A thyroid condition may give rise to a scalp rash, namely seborrheo which can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Yes: But mostly raised demarcated reddish lesions, usually sun sensitive. There are other types of rashes, some may scar. Vitiligo or loss of pigment may happen on its own due to antibodies to melanin. ...Read more

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Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?

Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?

See a doc : A 1:80 Ana is barely abnormal but seeing a rheumatologist for an evaluation would be a good idea - the eval would include a history and examination and possibly some more detailed blood testing to see if anything important is going on. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

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Is alopecia always associated with eyelash and eyebrows hair loss ?

Is alopecia always associated with eyelash and eyebrows hair loss ?

AREATA????: Do you mean ALOPECIA AREATA? There are a variety of different alopecias. Alopecia AREATA sometimes involves all or part of eyelashes or eyebrows Usually not. Nails may be pitted. ...Read more

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What auto immune diseases cause hair loss?

What auto immune diseases cause hair loss?

Autoimmune Disease: A lupus diagnosis often brings many physical changes-from skin rashes to weight gain. And often, the most upsetting of these changes can be losing your hair. Other diseases include alopecia areata and hashimoto's disease. ...Read more

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Does alopecia treat hair loss effectively?

Alopecia not therapy: Alopecia is not a treatment or a therapy for hair loss.Alopecia is hair loss. ...Read more

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+ ANA 1280 homogenous/speckled, negative ena. Thinning hair, sun rash, joint pain, fatigue, paresthesias. Have blau syndrome/eos-can this cause ^ana?

+ ANA 1280 homogenous/speckled, negative ena. Thinning hair, sun rash, joint pain, fatigue, paresthesias. Have blau syndrome/eos-can this cause ^ana?

See details: As you well know, this is an extremely rare condition. I could find no specific mention of its association with a positive ANA but i suspect any chronic inflammatory disease, especially one with an inflammatory arthritis can have the ability to generate a positive ana. The best advice is to discuss this with your rheumatologist if you are seeing one. ...Read more

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Does telogen effluvium and mild alopecia areata affect the hairline permanently?

Does telogen effluvium and mild alopecia areata affect the hairline permanently?

Telogen effluvium: Because acute telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected.Alopecia areata can be controlled with intralesional scalp cortisone injections. Your thyroid also needs to be checked. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata cause diffuse thinning of scalp n severe hairfall? Coz biopsy report says i have no telogen effluivm. Anagen telogen ratio is 8:2

Means total hr loss: If that is correct diagnosis you have total baldness. Good web sites are www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com with search term slope is areata ...Read more

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Can psoriasis and alopecia areata occur together?

Can psoriasis and alopecia areata occur together?

Of course: While this is not common, they are both autoimmune disorders. Anyone with one of these has a greater than average risk of having the other. ...Read more

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Are discoid lupus and sle different?

Are discoid lupus and sle different?

Yes: Discoid lupus is confined to the skin while systemic lupus can affect literally any organ of the body including the skin. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata cause severe diffuse hair fall? My biopsy says I hv no telegon effluivm.

Can alopecia areata cause severe diffuse hair fall? My biopsy says I hv no telegon effluivm.

ALOPECIA W/U: YES : Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full lab work up especially Thyroid studies b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Also MASON-PEARSON brush spreads sebum and improves blood flow. & Rogaine (minoxidil) may help If there is no improvement you beed dermatology consult for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish the difference between telogen effluvium hair loss and hair loss from psoriasis?

How can you distinguish the difference between telogen effluvium hair loss and hair loss from psoriasis?

Dermatologist: Your dermatologist should be able to tell you quite easily and provide a treatment for it. ...Read more

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Hydroxychloriquine ,can it be used for Discoid Lupus (DLE) to prevent DLE becoming SLE ?

Hydroxychloriquine ,can it be used for Discoid Lupus (DLE) to prevent DLE becoming SLE ?

NO: Use it for whatever it does for you. If you have DLE you must protect strictly against sun, UV, any radiation. Your DR may give you something for DLE or SLE. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Discoid Lupus (Definition)

Discoid lupus (think singer seal) is seen by itself or with systemic lupus erythematosus (sle). Abut 25% of sle pts have discoid symptoms. If discoid lupus is by itself, 5-10% of them will go on to have sle, but the disease is relatively mild. Discoid lesions are areas of inflammation that go through the dermal layer of skin, causing scarring (like stretch marks). ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more