Among the patients with alopecia (7 cases, 14%), androgenic alopecia was found in 3 (6%) patients and remaining 4 (8%) had telogen effluvium
"With telogen effluvium
there's always an underlying cause," she says.
Clinical and histological challenge in the differential diagnosis of diffuse alopecia: female androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium
and alopecia areata--part I.
Among all the cutaneous manifestations, most common ones were anagen and telogen effluvium
, followed by diffuse hyperpigmentation, xerosis and hand-foot syndrome.
'Hair loss of this type is called telogen effluvium
,' explains Anabel Kingsley.
The differential diagnosis for syphilis alopecia includes alopecia areata, telogen effluvium
, trichotillomania, and tinea capitis.
Its medical name is telogen effluvium
and it can be triggered by pregnancy, surgery or serious illness -- usually three months after the event -- and is due to traumatic disruption of the hair-growth cycle.
Rash, telogen effluvium
, and mild pruritus were recorded for 1 patient each.
She described how to use the hair pull and other tools to differentiate between telogen effluvium
, alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, loose anagen syndrome, and short anagen syndrome.
If the number oflost hairs is greater than 9, pull test is positive and suggestive of telogen effluvium
. The subjects were asked to refrain from washing their hair 2-3 days before the pull test.
According to experts, the result of long-term distress and anxiety caused by a major stress such as divorce, can lead to a type of hair shedding called Telogen Effluvium
, or stress shedding.