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Old 02-02-2007, 12:05 PM   #1
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5 year old daughter with D/S and Alopacia

I have a 5 year old daughter with down sydrome. She also has Alopacia and is currently losing a good portion of her hair. We have had her in treatment at Children's Hospital for over a year using topical creams, etc. with no luck. I was wondering if any one else has any other information on this. I was told it may also be caused by a Thyroid Defficiency. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

 
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Old 02-14-2007, 08:33 PM   #2
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Re: 5 year old daughter with D/S and Alopacia

I would recommend running, not walking, to an endrocronologist. Thyroid issues are predominant in DS. From what I understand, Alopecia is an autoimmune deficiency and I am not sure what they can do for it, if anything. However, with having DS and Alopecia, she needs a good doctor that will monitor her closely. There is also good information out there regarding herbal supplements that should be given to DS children/adults. I need to get the info from my sister and post-it. There was extensive research done in Canada and vitamin deficiency in DS. Anyway, my point is get a good doctor. Anytime you deal with the autoimmune system there is always a likelihood other autoimmune issues may present themselves down the line. I know this because I have Hashimoto and Addison's Disease. Good Luck!

 
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