Telogen effluvium

Summary of Telogen effluvium
Telogen effluvium is a scalp disorder characterized by the thinning or shedding of hair resulting from the early entry of hair in the telogen phase (the resting phase of the hair follicle). Emotional or physiological stress may result in an alteration of the normal hair cycle and cause the disorder, with potential etiologies including eating disorders, fever, childbirth, chronic illness, major surgery, anemia, severe emotional disorders, crash diets, hypothyroidism, and drugs.

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Telogen effluvium is a scalp disorder characterized by the thinning or shedding of hair resulting from the early entry of hair into the , the resting phase of the hair follicle.

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A 26-year-old woman comes to the office because her hair has been falling out for the past month and she is concerned that she is going to become permanently bald. Physical examination shows a uniformly-thinning scalp. A gentle hair-pull test produces four hairs with white bulbs on the ends. She gave birth six months ago and reports a stressful home environment. She is currently not taking medications, and would like to know if there are any medications she could take to keep her hair from falling out. Which of the following best describes the phase of growth of her hairs that have fallen out?