Eyelash Loss Associated With Hyperthyroidism Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • PURPOSE: To describe a patient with eyelash loss as the presenting feature of hyperthyroidism. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 19-year-old woman presented with right upper eyelid eyelash loss. Thyroid function studies confirmed hyperthyroidism. She subsequently lost further eyelashes and a patch of scalp hair. Once the hyperthyroidism was treated, the eyelashes and scalp hair regrew. CONCLUSIONS: Eyelash loss may be an early sign of the hyperthyroid state.

publication date

  • May 2002