effluvium


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Related to effluvium: anagen effluvium, Telogen effluvium

effluvium

[ə′flü·vē·əm]
(industrial engineering)
By-products of food and chemical processes, in the form of wastes.
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Serum ferritin, alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium.
Pruritic papular eruptions, hair change like telogen effluvium, diffuse alopecia, and graying which are the late manifestations described in HIV infected persons were also noted.
Among the patients with alopecia (7 cases, 14%), androgenic alopecia was found in 3 (6%) patients and remaining 4 (8%) had telogen effluvium.
In our study among all the cutaneous manifestation, most common ones were anagen effluvium followed by supravenous hyperpigmentation, xerosis and melanonychia of nail.
* Telogen effluvium is sudden diffuse hair loss following a major stressor (such as childbirth, a "crash" diet, or severe illness).
Its medical name is telogen effluvium and it can be triggered by pregnancy, surgery or serious illness -- usually three months after the event -- and is due to traumatic disruption of the hair-growth cycle.
This physical stress could trigger a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium," Dr.
She described how to use the hair pull and other tools to differentiate between telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, loose anagen syndrome, and short anagen syndrome.
She'd looked it up in the library: effluvium, a noxious or disagreeable exhalation.
If the number oflost hairs is greater than 9, pull test is positive and suggestive of telogen effluvium. The subjects were asked to refrain from washing their hair 2-3 days before the pull test.