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How can infections cause hair loss in men?

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Things like ringworm can create scaly patches on the scalp and bald spots. The hair usually grows back after treatment.

From: What Causes Hair Loss in Men? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hair Loss.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hair Loss.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Alopecia Areata.”

Mental Health America: “Hair Pulling.”

Robert T. Leonard Jr., DO: “The truths and myths surrounding hair loss.”

Genetics Home Reference: "Androgenetic alopecia."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 09, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hair Loss.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hair Loss.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Alopecia Areata.”

Mental Health America: “Hair Pulling.”

Robert T. Leonard Jr., DO: “The truths and myths surrounding hair loss.”

Genetics Home Reference: "Androgenetic alopecia."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 09, 2018

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