Real Case: Why did my patient’s eyelid start twitching like crazy?

What does alopecia have to do with polycythaemia? Well hair loss can be one of the symptoms of polycythaemia, but I have recently learned of some other quite interesting associations.

I referred a patient that presented with longstanding hair loss (female pattern alopecia) to a dermatologist who prescribed spironolactone and minoxidil.

I tend to refer patients to specialists when the medication that is typically prescribed is not one that I would ever consider taking myself, at least for alopecia.

Prior to the

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