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Uncombable hair syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Cheveux incoiffables
- Pili trianguli et Canaliculi
- Spun glass hair
- Unmanageable hair syndrome
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Uncombable hair syndrome is a rare condition affecting the hair shaft of the scalp. The condition is characterized by dry, frizzy, blond- to light brown-colored hair that is impossible to comb and that stands out from the scalp. Both inherited and sporadic forms have been described in the medical literature. The condition is usually isolated; however, it has been associated with other syndromes in some cases. Spontaneous improvement of symptoms often occurs in late childhood.
- Trueb R. Orphanet Encyclopedia. September 2003. http://www.orpha.net/data/patho/GB/uk-uncombable.pdf. Accessed October 9, 2008.
- Rieubland C, de Viragh PA, Addor MC. Uncombable hair syndrome: a clinical report. Eur J Med Genet. 2007 Jul-Aug.
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