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Hair disorders

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Lichen planopilaris - ACD

Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a rare inflammatory scalp disorder characterised by scarring alopecia (permanent hair loss) with several different patterns.

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Hair loss overview - myDr.com.au

Hair loss (alopecia) is common and can cause significant worry and anxiety. But there are several ways of treating and managing hair loss. Treatment depends on the type of hair loss.

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Male pattern hair loss or baldness - a fact sheet | Andrology Australia

Male pattern hair loss (also known as androgenetic alopecia) affects all men to some degree as they grow older.

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Hair loss or alopecia: children & teens | Raising Children Network

Sometimes alopecia or hair loss in children can be quite normal. But if youre worried about your child losing hair, its a good idea to see your GP.

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Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) - ACD

Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is the term used to describe genetic hair thinning in females. This condition can affect women of any age but is more common after menopause. Around 40% of women show signs of FPHL by age 50.

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Hair Loss After Cancer Treatment - Information & Support - CanTeen

Some chemotherapy drugs and local radiotherapy treatments stop hair being produced across the body. Learn more about diagnosis and treatments with CanTeen.

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Alopecia areata - ACD

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease characterised by non-scarring hair loss in single or multiple areas of the scalp, face or body.

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Traction Alopecia - ACD

Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that is most commonly seen in people with skin of colour (dark skin).

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Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) - ACD

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) is a chronic, progressive, scarring alopecia (hair loss) most commonly starting at the top (crown) or back (vertex) of the scalp.

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Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp - ACD

Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp is a rare condition in which pus-filled lumps develop on the scalp, resulting in scarring and permanent hair loss over the area affected.

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