Diffuse Alopecia

Diffuse Alopecia is the name given to an acquired non-specific hair loss characterised by a gradual or sudden reduction in hair-shaft density per sq cm over the entire scalp region.

Possible causes include:

Bulimia or Anorexia Nervosa.

Low serum ferritin, serum iron or vitamin B12.

Hyper / hypo thyroidism.

Post fever (body temperature of 102.5 °F or above).

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