The role of anemia and vitamin D levels in acute and chronic telogen effluvium


Karadag A. S. , Ertugrul D. T. , Tutal E., Akin K. O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.41, no.5, pp.827-833, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1005-853
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.827-833
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim: Telogen effluvium (TE) is an abnormality of hair cycling. Vitamin D promotes hair follicle differentiation. The importance of vitamin D in hair growth is evident in patients with hereditary vitamin D receptor deficiency. The role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis of TE has not been investigated before. We investigated the role of vitamin D, ferritin, and zinc in the pathogenesis of TE.