Hair Loss in an Adolescent

Anna Tielsch Goddard, MSN, CPNP-PC


J Pediatr Health Care. 2011;25(4):261-265. 

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The patient has no medical, psychiatric, or surgical history. She was of term gestation with no prenatal or neonatal complications. She is not taking any medications and is up to date on all of her vaccinations. She is in the 9th grade at a Catholic high school. She is currently not dating anyone and denies any sexual activity; and drug, alcohol, or tobacco use.

Her family history is negative for any autoimmune or rheumatologic disorders, including lupus, arthritis, psoriasis, dermatomyositis, or vasculitis. The patient's mother denies any early hair loss or balding patterns on either side of the family.


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