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Hair loss (alopecia)

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss and refers to hair loss from part of, or all of, the head or body. Alopecia can have many causes. These include stress, infection, cancer treatments and immune system disorders. Alopecia can be permanent or temporary.

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