Anagen effluvium occurs after a disruption to the hair follicle that can impair its mitotic or metabolic activity. This hair loss is usually associated with consistent drug use, such as chemotherapy. Since chemotherapy targets your body’s rapidly dividing cancer cells, your body’s other rapidly dividing cells such as hair follicles in the growing (anagen) phase, are also greatly affected. After one begins the tough process of chemotherapy, they have to endure approximately 90 percent or more of hair loss while it is in the anagen phase.
The characteristic finding in anagen effluvium is the tapered fracture of the hair shafts. The hair shaft will narrow as a result of damage to the matrix. This will cause the hair to break off at the narrowest part, resulting in hair loss.
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