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    Hair Loss - What Increases Your Risk

    Factors that increase the risk of hair loss include:

    If you have alopecia areata, you are more likely to have permanent hair loss if:

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    • You have a family history of the condition.
    • You have the condition at a young age.
    • You have an autoimmune disease.
    • You have allergies (atopy).
    • You have a lot of hair loss.
    • You have abnormal color, shape, texture, or thickness of the fingernails or toenails.

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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