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How can lupus cause hair loss?

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In some cases, your immune system may destroy hair follicles and make hair fall out for a time. New hair may sometimes grow in.

A severe lupus flare can also make your hair fragile and brittle. This is most likely around the edge of your scalp.

From: How Lupus Affects Your Skin WebMD Medical Reference

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Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Lupus and the Skin."

Johns Hopkins Lupus Center: "Skin."

Lupus Foundation of America: "How does lupus affect the skin?"

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation: "Lupus and Your Skin."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Lupus and the Skin."

Johns Hopkins Lupus Center: "Skin."

Lupus Foundation of America: "How does lupus affect the skin?"

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation: "Lupus and Your Skin."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

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