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Monilethrix


Other Names for this Disease

  • Nodose hair
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Overview

Monilethrix is a rare condition caused by a defect in the hair shaft resulting in hair which appears dry, dull, and brittle, and which breaks spontaneously or with mild trauma.  The age of onset, severity, and course may vary from person to person.[1]
Last updated: 1/30/2012

References

  1. Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF. Chapter 661 - Disorders of Hair. Kliegman: Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 18th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier; 2007;
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Basic Information

  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Monilethrix. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.

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  • Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. Click on the link to view this information. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
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  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.  Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Monilethrix. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Nodose hair
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.