other causes

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  • androgenic (male pattern of baldness)
  • telogen effluvium ('stress', fever, postpartum)
  • alopecia areata
  • trichotillomania
  • nutritional eg iron deficiency; severe malnutrition
  • drug induced
  • hair shaft defects e.g. monilethrix, pilo torti

Last reviewed 07/2021

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