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What is telogen effluvium?

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Telogen effluvium is temporary hair thinning over the scalp that occurs because of changes in the growth cycle of hair. A large number of hairs enter the resting phase at the same time, causing hair shedding and subsequent thinning.

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American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. 

American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

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American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. 

American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

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