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Hair loss is a symptom of COVID-19.

Hair loss is now considered as a post-COVID-19 symptom as some individuals experienced hair fall after recovering from COVID-19.

Hair loss is now considered as a post-COVID-19 symptom as some individuals experienced hair fall after recovering from COVID-19.People infected with the COVID-19 virus can experience a wide range of atypical symptoms after the acute symptoms of the infection have passed.

Recently, hair loss has been identified as one of the most commonly experienced post-COVID-19 symptoms. Hair loss is scientifically attributed to a condition called telogen effluvium(TE), which may also occur due to the physical and emotional stress caused by the viral infection.

A recent study published in Nature Medicine on “Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome” noted that in research involving 716 patients, a predominant symptom of hair loss was observed in 20 percent of the patients.

Another cohort study published by The Lancet analyzed discharged COVID-19 patients for 6 months. It revealed that 22 percent of the hospitalized COVID-19 patients in China reported hair loss after six months of the infection. Furthermore, a study posted in NCBI on “Telogen effluvium associated with COVID-19 infection” also stated that among 552 patients evaluated, ten patients were identified with TE. It further noted that, on average, hair loss began after 50 days of their first COVID-19 symptom.

All three studies have indicated that hair loss is a symptom of post-COVID-19 infection and recommended further clinical analysis to understand better the long-term prevalence of hair fall in COVID-19 infected individuals.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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