Acute hair loss following Covid infections has been linked in recent literature.
Specifically, a type of hair loss called Telegen Effluvium (TE) has been diagnosed in patients with a history of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Acute TE has previously been associated with medical events including a history of surgery or severe illness, postpartum and discontinuation of medications such as birth control pills. ATE occurs approximately 8-12 weeks after the offending event. Treatment of TE can help hasten hair regrowth.
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