anagen effluvium


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Related to anagen effluvium: Telogen effluvium

anagen effluvium

[¦an·ə·jən ə¦flü·vē·əm]
(medicine)
Acute hair loss that usually follows chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
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Hair loss was seen within the first 1 month after the onset of chemotherapy in our study, which was also observed in a study by Chadha et al.[10] Anagen effluvium is the most common cause of hair loss associated with anti-cancer drugs and it usually begins in 1-2 weeks after starting the drug, becoming more apparent in the subsequent 4-8 weeks.
Anagen effluvium (drug-induced) may mimic diffuse alopecia areata
Telogen effluvium and anagen effluvium cause a more even distribution of hair loss.