Anagen Effluvium Caused by Thallium Poisoning
Anagen effluvium is the abrupt loss of hair during the growth phase due to an insult that impairs mitotic or metabolic activity of the hair follicle. This form of hair loss is essentially synonymous with chemotherapy-induced alopecia. Less common causes include medications, radiation, toxic chemicals, andinflammatory disease. Thallium, once considered the “poisoner’spoison,” is anodorless, flavorless, colorless heavy metal and a rare cause of anagen effluvium.
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Caren Campbell, Soon Bahrami, Cindy Owen