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Unformatted text preview: o Commonly occurs following pregnancy or severe illness Drug induced o A common side effect of Chemotherapeutic agents affect rapidly growing cells Erythemodermic o Due to inflammatory skin conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis or Discoid Lupus Nutrition o Iron and protein deficient diets can lead to hair loss Skin infections o Certain viral, bacterial and fungal skin infections can cause hair loss Specific causes of Alopecia areata include:- Autoimmune disease more common in patients with a family history of autoimmune disease o Evidence suggests T-cells cause destruction of the hair follicle Stress linked to alopecia Trauma o Trichotillomania - a hair pulling habit that is more common in children and certain psychiatric conditions o Firm tension hairstyles pulls on hair which results in damage o Heat of chemical damage again a result of fashion...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10