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What are signs of hair loss and hair conditions in children and young adults?

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Signs of hair loss and hair conditions in children and young adults may include:

  • Sudden loss of patches of hair
  • Complete loss of all hair on the body
  • Patches of broken hairs and incomplete hair loss on the scalp or eyebrows
  • Excessive shedding of hair, but not complete baldness

SOURCES: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

SOURCES: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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