Telogen Effluvium

  • Pooya Khan Mohammad Beigi


Telogen effluvium occurs due to a shift in the hair cycle away from the anagen phase and into the catagen stage and afterward to telogen [2]. This state includes increased shedding of telogen hairs, which can be evaluated using the validated visual analog scales [3].


Anagen phase Catagen phase Telogen phase Analog scale Diffuse hair loss Immediate anagen release Anagen phase Telogen phase Delayed anagen release Postpartum hair Short anagen syndrome Immediate telogen release Minoxidil Delayed telogen release Triggering event Hair pull test Inner root sheaths Thyroid disorders Iron-deficiency anemia Acrodermatitis enteropathica Systemic lupus erythematosus Dermatomyositis Malnutrition Heparin retinoid Beta blockers Captopril Allopurinol Boric acid Phenytoin Glibenclamide Amphetamines Levodopa Bromocriptine Methysergide Albendazole/mebendazole Cimetidine Colchicine Sulfasalazine Penicillamine Gold Diffuse alopecia areata Congenital atrichia Loose anagen syndrome Congenital hypotrichosis Anagen effluvium Stemoxydine Nioxin Minoxidil CNPDA Anemia Iron deficiency Iron supplementation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pooya Khan Mohammad Beigi
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  1. 1.Department of Health ManagementNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA
  2. 2.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.Misdiagnosis AssociationSeattleUSA

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