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Causes of Hair Loss: Infection

Infection Although a number of infections can lead to hair loss, probably the most common infection that affects the scalp and hair is ringworm, but don’t let the name fool you, ringworm is actually caused by a fungus. Tinea capitis, as it’s more scientifically known, is caused by mold-like fungi called dermatophytes that thrive in […]

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Posted on: June 30, 2011

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Infection

Although a number of infections can lead to hair loss, probably the most common infection that affects the scalp and hair is ringworm, but don’t let the name fool you, ringworm is actually caused by a fungus.

Tinea capitis, as it’s more scientifically known, is caused by mold-like fungi called dermatophytes that thrive in warm, moist conditions and typically arise due to poor hygiene. While it affects mostly children, it can be caught at any age is highly contagious!

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