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About Children's Telogen Effluvium


Telogen Effluvium, In children many different events can cause Telogen Effluvium, including, extremely high fevers, surgery under general anaesthesia, excess vitamin A or severe prolonged emotional stress such as a family bereavement death.

Children who suffer from Telogen Effluvium do not go bald, a child does not lose all their hair from this problem because the hair is always being replaced.


There are no conclusive diagnostic tests to accurately diagnose Telogen Effluvium in children. A detailed medical history is taken, but it usually comes down to the experience of the trichologist to make the diagnosis.

Psoriasis is caused by a rapid turn over of skin cells.

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