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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Mental Health
Question: Hi my 3 year old son woke up with sudden hair loss and petechiae. Blood test shows healthy child. He isn't tested but has seen a phycologist and they think he might be ocd, bipolar, adhd, and or possibly Asperger's. Son is saying one thing to a group of people and in other settings said something completely different. I need help...
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Consultation

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Hello, and thanks for your question.

I understand your son has seen a psychologist and that person is considering several diagnoses. How can I be helpful here? What specific questions do you have?

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what would cause hair loss when blood panel is normal and no visible signs of damage to skin on bare scalp?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 21 hours later
Brief Answer:
Followup

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Hello, and thanks for your question.

There are many real medical possibilities here. Has he had blood drawn to check Vitamin C and D levels? Iron levels? Or it could be idiopathic alopecia, a genetic condition.

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general blood drawn. iron level is fine. not sure what those other words r?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 41 minutes later
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Followup

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Check Vitamin C and D levels, low levels of these can lead to hair loss.

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