Telogen effluvium due to recombinant interferon α-2b

A. Tosti, C. Misciali, F. Bardazzi, P. A. Fanti, C. Varotti

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Five of 10 patients receiving long-term recombinant interferon α-2b therapy complained of considerable hair loss. The pull test and the trichogram showed a telogen count consistent with a telogen effluvium. In 2 patients the telogen count progressively improved despite continuing the treatment, whereas in 3 patients the trichogram continued to show an increased telogen count until interferon therapy was discontinued. Pohl-Pinkus hair constrictions were also present in 2 patients

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-125
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Recombinant interferon α-2b
  • Side effect
  • Telogen effluvium
  • Trichogram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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