This is most common diagnosis in women in everyday hair clinic
TE is characterized by sudden shedding of hair on the entire scalp as a result of an early ,synchronous entry of hair follicles (more than 20%) in to the telogen phase.
TE is more common in women than men.
Causes of TE
- hyroid influences- hypo or hyperthyroidism .
- Iron deficiency( In about 72% of women patients).
- Major intervention and prolonged anesthesia.
- Malignant disease and malabsorption.
- Crash dieting /hypoproteinemia( rapid weight loss with less than 1000 calories/day intake can often causes immediate arrest of anagen followed by TE ).
- Vitamin D deficiency.
- Vitamin A overdose (more than 50,000 IE daily).
- Zinc deficiency.
- Copper deficiency.
- Selenium deficiency.
- Essential fatty acids ( Vitamin F) deficiency.
- Psychological stress, Acute anxiety and depressions.
- Medications like chemotherapy, Radiotherapy.
- Predominately occurs in female.
- Abrupt onset of shedding of hairs.
- Reduction in density and their pony tail diameter.
- Hair thinning, especially on the temples..
- Removal of cause.
- Iron supplementation.
- Correction thyroid functions.
- Medication- Topical minoxidil.