Hair loss

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Hair loss is a symptom that occurs occasionally in ME/CFS. It can also be a symptom of comorbid illnesses such as hypothyroidism or systemic lupus erythematosus. Hair loss can occur either in patches (alopecia areata), or, more commonly, as a general thinning across the head.[1]

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  • Katrina Berne reports a prevalence of 20-35% for hair loss.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Erica Verrillo (14 September 2012), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition (Kindle eBook) 
  2. Berne, Katrina (1 Dec 1995), Running on Empty: The Complete Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS), 2nd ed., Hunter House, p. 58, ISBN 978-0897931915 


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