Telogen effluvium is a common type of alopecia that can lead to a non-scarring, diffuse hair loss in individuals that have experienced a recent stressful event. The event can consist of a personal or family conflict, work related stress, illness or hospital stay, child birth, or medication induced.
This condition is typically reversible over a 6-18 month time period assuming that the stressful event has ended and is not recurrent. Making sure another hair loss condition is not present is paramount due to the slow recovery of this condition.
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