View Full Version : H1N1 May Cause Baldness

12-15-2011, 09:46 PM
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.