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I have alopecia areata (basicly, bald patches on my head) and was recently looking for treatment options and came upon some very vague info linking it to a vaccine reaction (I think MMR?). In myself, its come off and on for many years, but the first time I remember having it was sometime between age 5 and age 9 (can't remember exactly, but it was after my mom died and before I moved in with my dad....), and then not really again until I was 16 and just starting to recover from anorexia. I thought it was from malnutrition, but the spots have remained (and moved around different places) since then. Most recently after having DD I have 6 or 7 bald patches right now (hence why I am ALWAYS wearing a bandana in my pics <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> )<br>
I don't really know WHY I want to know since theres not much I can do now (besides tell others!), but I'd be really interested in finding out this connection (if there is one).<br>
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There is a connection, which, as usual, doesn't prove it is the cause in your case. It can also be a consequence of other medications. Apart from a few anecdotal cases known to me personally (one very vivid in a baby who has lost ALL hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes), here's some links:<br><br><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9326478&dopt=Abstract" target="_blank">http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...&dopt=Abstract</a><br><a href="http:/vaccine/hair.html" target="_blank">http://www.*********/vaccine/hair.html</a>
 

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Hair Loss and Vaccines: <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/od/science/iso/concerns/archive/hairloss.htm" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/od/science/iso/co...e/hairloss.htm</a><br><br>
And of course there are loads of VAERS reports -- a lot more now than the figure mentioned in the link.
 
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