Commonly, an inciting event 2 to 6 months previous
Fear of becoming bald
Patients often present with bags of hair to emphasize the severity of their hair loss.
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39479004 Telogen effluvium (disorder)
403328001 Chronic telogen effluvium (disorder)
TE is a self-limited form of nonscarring alopecia; most often acute.
TE is due to a premature conversion of a significant proportion of anagen (growth phase) hairs into telogen (resting...
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