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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Among the patients with alopecia (7 cases, 14%), androgenic alopecia was found in 3 (6%) patients and remaining 4 (8%) had telogen effluvium.
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.
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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.
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.