Does thyroid disease affect the eyebrows?

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Does thyroid disease affect the eyebrows?
« on: 29/04/2011 17:30:01 »
Gillian Lentin  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi Chris,

How and why does disease of the thyroid affect human eyebrows?

Many thanks,
Gillian Lentin

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 29/04/2011 17:30:01 by _system »

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Does thyroid disease affect the eyebrows?
« Reply #1 on: 24/08/2011 12:22:01 »
loss of outer third of eyebrow is associated with endocrine disease ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sign_of_Hertoghe

[IMO microvascular disease is responsible for both rather than endocrine insufficiency somehow causing loss of outer eyebrow, the outer part of the eyebrow is more innervated than the inner]
« Last Edit: 24/08/2011 12:26:10 by RD »