Increase in Google Trends Regarding Telogen Effluvium Due To COVID-19

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Jasmine Garg
Abigail Cline
Frederick Pereira


telogen effluvium, hair loss, COVID-19


Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the public interest in the United States of telogen effluvium before and after the COVID-19 pandemic in order to investigate the best therapeutic interventions for dermatologists in the future.

Methods: We performed Google TrendsTM search for “COVID hair loss”, “telogen effluvium” and “hair loss” between 5/1/20 and 8/16/20.

Conclusion: All three terms have increased in popularity for search terms since mid-March and were the most prevalent in the states that experienced the earliest increase in number of coronavirus cases.


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