Radiation-induced alopecia - Hair and Scalp
Before systemic antifungal agents were available, whole scalp radiation therapy was commonly used to treat tinea capitis (fungal infection of the scalp) by the purposeful induction of alopecia. Long-term follow-up of these patients has shown an increased incidence of skin cancers and even brain malignancies.
L65.8 – Other specified nonscarring hair loss
22934003 – Radiation alopecia
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls