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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 198-203

Premature graying of hair: Review with updates


1 Department of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
2 Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
3 Department of Dermatology, Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Anagha Bangalore Kumar
1721 3rd Street SW #304, Rochester, Minnesota 55902
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijt.ijt_47_18

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Premature graying of hair (PGH) is defined as graying of hair before the age of 20 years in Caucasians and before 30 years in African American population. It can severely affect the self-esteem of an individual. The exact etiopathogenesis remains unknown, although it has been associated with premature aging disorders, atopy, and autoimmune diseases. Patients, who present with PGH, should be assessed for syndromes and metabolism diseases. Hair dyes remain the main modality of the treatment for cosmetic concerns after nutritional supplementation.


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