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Hair Loss in Women

Other skin problems that can lead to scarring hair loss include:

- Fungus infections; ringworm, also called tinea capitis, is the most common infection to cause this

- Skin disorders, such as seborrhea or psoriasis

- Connective tissue diseases, such as lupus

Scarring hair loss often responds to the right medical treatment. For example, an anti-fungal medication can cure ringworm and allow hair to grow back normally.

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