Hair Loss

A normal person loses 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. Excessive hair loss (alopecia) has many different causes.

Diffuse Hair Loss

  1. Androgenetic alopecia
    • Male pattern hair loss
    • Female pattern hair loss
  2. Telogen effluvium
  3. Anagen effluvium
  4. Diffuse alopecia areata

Localised Non-scarring Hair Loss

  1. Tinea capitis (Scalp ringworm)
  2. Alopecia areata
  3. Trichotillomania (Hair pulling disorder)

Scarring Hair Loss (Cicatricial Alopecia)

  1. Tinea capitis with secondary bacterial infection
  2. Discoid lupus erythematosus
  3. Lichen planopilaris
  4. Frontal fibrosing alopecia
  5. Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia
  6. Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp
  7. Folliculitis decalvans
  8. Tufted folluculitis
  9. Localised scleroderma / morphoea
  10. Folliculitis keloidalis