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How can endocrine problems cause hair loss in children?

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In some children the cause of hair loss is hypothyroidism -- their thyroid doesn't make enough of a certain kind of hormone.

Medication can replace the hormones but will depend on your child's age, overall health, and medical history and how severe the disease is.

From: Hair Loss in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: "Children's Hair Loss."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Hair Loss in Children."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Vitamin H (Biotin)."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Zinc."

The Ohio State University Medical Center: "Baldness (Alopecia)."

University of Virginia Health System: "Diabetes & Other Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders."

MassGeneral Hospital for Children: "Hair Loss."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Alopecia Areata."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on July 8, 2018

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: "Children's Hair Loss."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Hair Loss in Children."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Vitamin H (Biotin)."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Zinc."

The Ohio State University Medical Center: "Baldness (Alopecia)."

University of Virginia Health System: "Diabetes & Other Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders."

MassGeneral Hospital for Children: "Hair Loss."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Alopecia Areata."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on July 8, 2018

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