|MadSci Network: Genetics|
I write you today, simply out of curiousity and a little frustration of the unknown. I have identical twin girls (supposedly). The hospital said they shared one placenta. They will be three in June. One of the girls has a full head of hair; whereas, her sister has very little hair. In fact, she has lost hair. It has not fallen out in chuncks, but I can tell by looking at previous pictures that she's lost hair. Blood tests say, her thyroid is fine, she's not anemic, and she does not suffer from lead poisoning. We are treating it as Alopecia. I just find it odd that if they are identical, why would one have Alopecia, but not the other or why would they not have more similar hair? Any thoughts?
Re: Shouldn't identical twins have approx. the same amount of hair?
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