TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.41, ss.827-833, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Aim: Telogen effluvium (TE) is an abnormality of hair cycling. Vitamin D promotes hair follicle differentiation. The importance of vitamin D in hair growth is evident in patients with hereditary vitamin D receptor deficiency. The role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis of TE has not been investigated before. We investigated the role of vitamin D, ferritin, and zinc in the pathogenesis of TE.