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alopesia in 6 year old

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  • Posted By: taysmommy
  • March 7, 2007
  • 10:05 PM

hello, im new to this forum, but i had a question, my sister was diagnosed with alopesia when she was 15 months old, she lost her hair before that, but the doctors thought it was normal infant hair loss, i know that alopesia has no cure yet, but im curious of what caused hers. i read on the site that there are all sorts of causes that can lean to the disease, well heres the story

she was born with 6 toes on one foot, had surgery to remove at 1 year old

had cataracks(?) at 3 months old, had those removed surgically(wel of course) then at 6 months had permanent contacts put in

had her eyes uncrossed at 9 months

so a total of 5 surgerys on her eyes (they did each eye separatly) and one on her toe before the age of 13 months,

the doctors say that stress didnt cause this, i find that difficult

also my mother was diagnoses with hypothyroidism following the birth of my sister, but she was tested, and tested negative, but hypothyroidism can cause this right? could the test have been wrong?

we have accepted the fact that she has this and are very thankful shes healthy now, but its really frustrating having no answers as to the cause, any respone will be appreciated:)

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