Telogen Effluvium

Diffuse loss of approx 1% of hairs, 1-6 mos. after “inciting event,” e.g.
  • significant illness
  • surgery
  • injury
  • labor and delivery
  • severe weight loss
  • major psychological trauma
  • certain meds ? implicated (no proof)
  • “Inciting Event” may be occult

Scalp skin is completely normal

Resolves within 6 months (almost always)
  • Treatment:  Reassurance

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