The loss or absence of eyelashes (ciliary madarosis) or eyebrows (superciliary madarosis) or both. The term madarosis was originally coined to denote loss of eyelashes due to destruction of hair follicles. But now, this term encompasses loss of cilia either of eyelashes or eyebrows or both. Loss of eyelashes is also known as milphosis. Madarosis as a clinical sign has varied aetiology.
- Chronic blepharitis.
- Eyelid infections such as herpes, syphilis, or leprosy.
- Eyelid neoplasm.
- Psychiatric condition like trichotillomania.
- Endocrine disorders like hypothyroidism.
- Skin conditions such as acne vulgaris, psoriasis or seborrhoeic dermatitis.
- Use of medications like topical epinephrine.
- Connective tissue disease such as systemic lupus erythematosus.
- Nutritional deficit.
- Clinical history
- blood tests
- skin swabs to test for bacterial infections
- skin scraping to test for fungal infections
- dermoscopy or dermatoscopy to examine the skin with a magnifier
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