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Moth Eaten Hair Loss

Dear Doctor

My age is 22 having hair problem I wend 2docter before somedays but i ts taking l ots of cost he gave me minoxidil 5 perc but i think it is a chemical it will affect after some days so nw I stop using ti but again hair fall  problem occurs so can u suggest me

syphilis secondary

Dear Patient

This is suggestive of moth eaten hair loss which is associated with secondary syphilis.

Therefore I suggest that you do the following tests:

1. Rapid plasma reagin (RPR)

2. Fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS)

Moth Eaten Hair Loss Treatment

If these tests are positive you will need to be treated with an injection of 2.4 million units of Penicillin G benzathine.

If you are allergic to penicillin, you can take doxycycline 100mg bid for 2 weeks or tetracycline 500mg qid for 2 weeks or ceftriaxone 1 g daily IM/IV for 8-10 days.

The hair loss will resolve around 3 months after treatment for syphilis.

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