Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies in Patients With Telogen Effluvium: A Retrospective Cross- Sectional Study

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DISCUSSION:

While the retrospective nature and lack of a control population preclude our ability to draw conclusions about the association between nutritional deficiencies and TE, our data nonetheless demonstrate how common these deficiencies are in this population. A recent study showed that the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the US from 2001 to 2004 was 77%,5 which may suggest that our TE population has vitamin D levels higher than those of the average US population. However, these observed nutritional levels could reflect seasonal variations, sun practices, or diet choices among residents in western.


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