Iron Status in Diffuse Telogen Hair Loss among Women

Mojdeh Moeinvaziri, Parvin Mansoori, Koorosh Holakooee, Zahra Safaee Naraghi, Ali Abbasi*

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    The relationship between iron body status and different types of hair loss has been investigated in a number of studies, however, with relatively discrepant findings. Therefore we conducted an analytical case-control study to assess whether diffuse telogen hair loss in women of childbearing age (15 to 45 years old) is associated with iron deficiency. Using the analytical case-control methodology, we studied 30 consecutive women with documented diffuse telogen hair loss in comparison with 30 women without hair loss. Study subjects had no history of nutritional supplement intake or chronic underlying diseases, and had normal thyroid function and inflammatory profiles. Biochemical investigations were performed in all study women. The mean ferritin level and trasferrin saturation was statistically significantly lower in patients with diffuse telogen hair loss than in subjects without hair loss (16.3+/-12.6 vs. 60.3+/-50.1, ng/mL; P

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)279-284
    Number of pages6
    JournalActa dermatovenerologica croatica
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • hair loss
    • telogen
    • anemia
    • ferritin
    • iron deficiency
    • ANEMIA

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