What is the prognosis of telogen effluvium?

Updated: Jun 13, 2018
  • Author: Elizabeth CW Hughes, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Mortality has not been reported. Morbidity is limited to mild cosmetic changes. However, telogen effluvium can have substantial impact on those affected. [5, 6]  Prognosis is good for recovery of normal hair density in acute telogen effluvium. A good cosmetic outcome can be expected in chronic telogen effluvium, even if hair shedding continues.


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