Snippet from the article:
Here’s a reason to get your flu shot that you probably haven’t considered: infection with H1N1 may trigger baldness in a small number of people.
A new report from Japan suggests a link between alopecia areata, a condition in which patches of hair fall out, and swine flu (H1N1). The researchers report that seven patients experienced hair loss one to four months after developing the illness.
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Apparently 7 patients with H1N1 (swine flu) saw hair loss, and although this is an extremely small number of patients to make a link, it’s worth exploring further. The exact cause of alopecia areata remains unknown, so finding even casual links could possibly lead to new information and perhaps even treatments.