Chronic Telogen Effluvium

When excess hair shedding lasts longer than nine months it is termed Chronic. Chronic telogen effluvium often starts with a sudden shedding caused by trauma, but sometimes there is a gradual onset and seemingly an unspecific cause. Hair sheds relentlessly, sometimes fluctuating in the amount of loss. There is loss of hair density, particularly to the longer lengths, and there is also a diffuse thinning to partings. Hair does not reach the length it used to and there are many re-growing tapered hairs of differing lengths throughout the head.

With chronic telogen hair loss the re-growth is still present, but at differing lengths. Mostly longer hairs will fall, but shorter ones are also noticed. Because the growing length is shortened the hair will not seem to grow.


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