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Monilethrix


Synonyms of Monilethrix
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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion
Monilethrix is a rare inherited disorder characterized by sparse, dry, and/or brittle hair that often breaks before reaching more than a few inches in length. The hair may lack luster, and there may be patchy areas of hair loss (alopecia). Another common symptom may be the appearance of elevated spots (papules) surrounding the hair follicles that may be covered with gray or brown crusts or scales (perifollicular hyperkeratosis). When viewed under a microscope, the hair shaft resembles a string of evenly-spaced beads. In most cases, monilethrix is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.

Organizations related to Monilethrix
  • Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
    PO Box 8126
    Gaithersburg MD 20898-8126
    Phone #: 301-519-3194
    800 #: 888-205-2311
    e-mail: gardinfo@nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.genome.gov/10000409
  • Locks of Love
    234 Southern Blvd.
    West Palm Beach FL 33405
    Phone #: 561-833-7332
    800 #: 888-896-1588
    e-mail: info@locksoflove.org
    Home page: http://www.locksoflove.org



For a Complete Report

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