Extensive Hair Loss Following Second Round of Chemotherapy


A 65-year-old man experienced extensive hair loss following the second round of a chemotherapeutic regimen. The alopecia ultimately evolved into total hair loss, although near total recovery occurred about 4 months following cessation of chemotherapy.

What drug is most likely responsible for this degree of hair loss?

A. Docetaxel
B. Carboplatin
C. Cisplatin
D. Capecitabine
E. None of these agents typically cause hair loss