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Hair Loss in Children: Introduction

Hair loss in children is more common than most people realize. Currently children's hair loss is responsible for about 3% of all pediatric office visits in this country.

The American Hair loss Association recognizes that children's hair loss can be an extremely devastating issue. However, you can take solace in knowing that most pediatric alopecia patients can be successfully treated with the proper diagnosis.

The ALHA recommends seeking the advice of your pediatrician as soon as you notice the onset of even the smallest amount of hair loss in your child.

For more information, see:

Hair Loss in Children: Causes and Treatments

Hair Loss in Children With Cancer

 

Published on March 1, 2010

WebMD Medical Reference from the American Hair Loss Association

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