This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of the eyebrow||0000534|
|Abnormality of the eyelashes||
|Abnormality of the nail||0001597|
Fine hair shaft
Fine hair texture
Thin hair shaft
Thin hair texture
Slow growing hair
Slow rate of hair growth
Slow speed of hair growth
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of oral mucosa||
Abnormality of lining of mouth
|Abnormality of the dentition||
|Abnormality of the respiratory system||0002086|
|Asymmetry of iris pigmentation||0200064|
Inflammation of eyelids
Abnormality of cognition
Inflammation of iris
|Multiple cafe-au-lait spots||0007565|
Loss of vision
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormality of metabolism/homeostasis||
Onset in first year of life
Onset in infancy
Poor nail formation
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
While there is no recognized definitive treatment for monilethrix, oral acitretin and topical 2% minoxidil have shown good clinical and cosmetic results with continued use. The systemic administration of vitamins, retinoids, griseofulvin, oral contraceptives, steroids,
Avoiding trauma is perhaps the most effective method of managing monilethrix. This is because from birth, the hair of individuals with monilethrix tends to have an increased
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
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My daughter has monilethrix. Are there any clinical trials underway for this disorder? Any stem cell research? Is there is anything out there that might help, now or in the future?
I have monilethrix. My husband and I would like to start a family but we don't want to pass on the gene responsible for this condition. Is there anything that we can do to stop this from happening? See answer
What is known about monilethrix? I was told that there isn't a cure. Is there any research being done to discover a cure? What type of treatment is currently available? See answer