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mehdi71000
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hair virus

Post by mehdi71000 » Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:19 pm

hi
is there a hair virus? that attakes the were the hair is produced?
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Post by AstusAleator » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:23 pm

top google hit was pretty interesting...
http://www.nature.com/jid/journal/v110/ ... 0102a.html

here's an easier site to read
http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/alop ... areata.htm

I'll go ahead and stop googling there: key words to search for are "follicles" and "virus"

From what I could tell, viruses might not directly cause hair loss, but they may trigger an autoimmune reaction that causes hair-loss.
What did the parasitic Candiru fish say when it finally found a host? - - "Urethra!!"

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