Bald Toe Syndrome

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Bald Toe Syndrome‘ is a term that is very occasionally used to describe the hair loss that occurs on the dorsum of the feet and toes when there is inadequate arterial blood supply when peripheral vascular disease is present. Often there may be no other apparent symptoms present with the lack of hair growth, but a vascular assessment does show the insufficiency.

Some people are naturally hairless on the dorsum of foot, so a lack of hair is not diagnostic and needs to be interpreted in the context of other signs and investigations. Loss of hair that was previously present is more indicative than a natural lack of hair growth.

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