Telogen Effluvium, Diagnosis and Management: A Narrative Review

Ramadan S. Hussein, Salman Bin Dayel

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2023;13(1):26-30.
DOI: 10.21103/Article13(1)_RA4
Originally published March 3, 2023


Telogen effluvium (TE) is a type of alopecia characterized by diffuse, frequently acute hair shedding. Another chronic type with a more gradual onset is also observed. TE is the most prevalent cause of non-scarring diffuse hair shedding. It is a reactive process induced by hormonal changes, metabolic stress, or drugs. An increase in telogen hair loss (HL) does not imply a reason because TE may be confused with other hair disorders. Dermoscopy, a modern diagnostic method, can be used to distinguish a variety of hair diseases. This review discusses the putative causal variables, clinical manifestations, diagnostic techniques, and therapeutic approaches.

telogen effluvium • trichoscopy • treatment

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Received January 14, 2023.
Accepted February 23, 2023.
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