Print Issue: April 01, 2011

Hair loss in an adult and a child

Hair loss in an adult and a child

Two patients present with hair loss. The first, a 55-year-old gay man presented with patchy-scalp hair loss. The scalp did not itch, burn or hurt, and was not scaly. The other patient, an 8-year-old boy with a several month history of hair loss and palpable lymph nodes. Can you differentiate between the two?

Lowering blood cholesterol (brown) may reduce diabetes complications.

Diabetes can be managed more effectively

Health-care providers are missing many opportunities to reduce the burden of diabetes through improved control of blood glucose levels and improved diagnosis and treatment of arterial hypertension and hypercholesterolemia.

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