I am a pre-nursing student with a question that hits close to home for me.
My mom has two right MCA aneurysms and back in late October one hemorrhaged. A coiling procedure was performed on both aneursyms. She was in ICU for about two weeks and did get VAP. Some of the medicines she was on included propofol, nimidopine and strong antibiotics.
It has been about a month and a half since the coiling procedure. She has experience extreme localized hair loss on the back right side of her head. The doctors told her that it was due to the antibiotics, but it seems so strange that she would have lost it in only one area. The rest of her hair is not even thining.
I know this is kind of trite considering what she went through and we are so grateful she's alive, but this has been bothering her so I thought I would ask if any of you have seen this or heard about this type of hair loss after a coiling procedure.
Any thoughts or comments?
The area of hair loss is about 4 to 5 inches, circle or oval in shape. There is no redness or sores anywhere on her head. The area does not itch. The border of hair loss is well defined. It started happening about 2 weeks after the coiling procedure and has pretty much stopped falling out.
This is what I have written down for drugs she was given while in the hospital.
Sod Chloride Inj.
Potassium Cl Inj.
Sod Phosphate Inj.
Desmopressin Acet Inj.
Last edit by xptp29a on Dec 8, '06