TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM ( DIFFUSE HAIR LOSS )

Telogen Effluvium commonly known as temporary hair loss is different from permanent hair loss condition called Alopecia Areata. It takes place due to stress, shock or as a consequence of a traumatic event. In cases of temporary hair fall, the top of the scalp is affected. Usually a large chunk of hair falls out, the hair fall stops after some time and the hair grows back. A patient is described as having chronic telogen effluvium if he/she is experiencing frequent hair shedding for more than 6 months.