Telogen effluvium caused by COVID-19 in Elmhurst, New York: Report of a cohort and review

Diana Gruenstein, Melissa O'Mara, Samantha Hussain, Jacob Levitt, Stacy Li, Jack Tom, Marie Leger

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Abstract

The prevalence of telogen effluvium (TE) has increased during COVID-19. In this study we describe the clinical characteristics of patients with COVID-19-related TE and review the current literature on COVID-19-associated TE. We conducted a retrospective chart review of 66 patients, all of which had COVID-19 infection (confirmed by PCR or antibodies) and had either non-scarring hair loss or TE in Elmhurst, Queens. Our data suggest that this form of TE is similar to other forms of TE, after which many patients experience regrowth within several months.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume27
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Alopecia
  • COVID-19
  • Hair loss
  • Hair shedding
  • Telogen effluvium

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