telogen effluvium


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post·par·tum al·o·pe·ci·a

temporary diffuse telogen loss of scalp hair at the termination of pregnancy.
Synonym(s): telogen effluvium

tel·o·gen ef·flu·vi·um

(tel'ō-jen ĕ-flū'vē-ŭm)
Increased transient shedding of normal club hairs by premature development of telogen in anagen follicles, resulting from various kinds of stress (e.g., childbirth, shock, drug intake, cessation of an oral contraceptive, fever, dieting with marked weight loss).
See also: anagen effluvium
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Multicentric study of the effects of topical lotion and shampoo containing synthetic thymus peptides on androgenetic alopecia and chronic telogen effluvium in women and men.
Defined as hair loss due to hair follicles shifting into the resting or telogen phase, telogen effluvium is commonly triggered by psychological stress, which frequently occurs during the postpartum period, said Dr.
Every case is different, you may be experiencing telogen effluvium, which occurs around three months after an illness or other environmental factors.
However, telogen effluvium occurs as a result of the body's natural physiologic response to some form of stress, causing more hair to enter the rest phase than the normal 10 percent.
Most cases of alopecia - called telogen effluvium - are stress-related.
Hadshiew IM, Foitzik K, Arck PC, Paus R: Burden of hair loss: stress and the underestimated psychosocial impact of telogen effluvium and androgenetic alopecia.
The most common, telogen effluvium, is often brought on by a distressing event such as a bereavement, divorce or losing your job.
Typically triggered by a event -- such as an illness, child birth, loss of a loved one or surgery -- telogen effluvium is a form of hair loss that occurs as a result of the body's natural physiologic response to a stressor.
Telogen effluvium is a very common hair loss problem that can occur up to three months after a stressful event.
Three to six months after delivery, some women will experience hair loss and thinning, called telogen effluvium.
While pregnant, most women experience a thickening of the hair, called telogen effluvium.