Mailing address. Diffuse alopecia is mainly caused by telogen effluvium, diffuse androgenetic alopecia femalepattern hair loss and diffuse alopecia areata. Differential diagnosis between the three disorders may be difficult in several occasions. In this second part of our study, chronic telogen effluvium and diffuse alopecia areata are discussed in detail, including clinical, dermoscopic and histological aspects.
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Patients should address specific medical concerns with their physicians. Toggle navigation. Hair Disorders Chapter. From Related Chapters. See Also Page Contents Alopecia. Page Contents Definition Non-scarring, non-inflammatory Alopecia involving altered hair cycle. Epidemiology No gender or age predominance. Pathophysiology Altered growth cycle where Telogen phase predominates After inciting event, a large number of hairs enter Telogen phase and are lost months later Timing Onset sudden, months after inciting event Resolves months after causative factor resolves.
Symptoms Typically no systemic symptoms at time of Hair Loss but history of trigger months prior Increased Hair Loss with brushing or showering Loss of hairs per day Affects scalp, axillary and pubic hair. Differential diagnosis Early Androgenetic Alopecia Syphilis consider if regrowth delayed. Associated Conditions Comorbid Androgenetic Alopecia is often present. Management No treatment is needed in most cases typically resolves spontaneously in months Treat underlying cause Eliminate suspected medication causes Consider labs as above Consider empiric 2 weeks of supplemental zinc if nuitritional deficiency suspected.
Course Typically self limited Resolves in 2 to 6 months spontaneously in most cases. Images: Related links to external sites from Bing. Related Studies. Trip Database TrendMD. Ontology: Telogen effluvium C Definition NCI A scalp hair loss condition characterized by excessive shedding of hair in the resting phase of growth, usually following a fever or major body stress.
Related Topics in Hair Disorders. Dermatology Chapters. Dermatology - Hair Disorders Pages. Back Links pages that link to this page. Hair Pull Test Alopecia. Search other sites for 'Telogen Effluvium'. A scalp hair loss condition characterized by excessive shedding of hair in the resting phase of growth, usually following a fever or major body stress.
Disease or Syndrome T Telogeneffluvium , Telogen effluvium.
Treatment of Chronic Telogen Effluvium With Oral Minoxidil: A Retrospective Study
Background : Chronic telogen effluvium CTE may be primary or secondary to various causes, including drug reaction, nutritional deficiency and female pattern hair loss FPHL. Oral minoxidil stimulates hair growth, and topical minoxidil is used in the treatment of FPHL and male androgenetic alopecia. This study aimed to assess the treatment of CTE with once daily oral minoxidil. Hair shedding scores HSS at baseline, 6 and 12 months were analysed using the Wilcoxon rank sum test for pair-wise comparisons. Results : Thirty-six women were treated with oral minoxidil range, 0. Mean age was There was a reduction in mean HSS scores from baseline to 6 months of 1.