Uncombable hair syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Pili trianguli et Canaliculi
- Cheveux incoiffables
- Unmanageable hair syndrome
- Spun glass hair
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hair shaft of the scalp. It usually is characterized by silvery-blond or straw-colored hair that is disorderly; stands out from the scalp; and cannot be combed flat. It may first become apparent from 3 months of age to 12 years of age. Most cases are isolated, but has been described in association with other diseases, such as ectodermal dysplasias, Bork syndrome and Angel-shaped phalangoepiphyseal dysplasia. UHS is likely inherited in an autosomal dominant manner with reduced penetrance. A responsible gene has not yet been identified. The condition often spontaneously regresses in late childhood.Uncombable hair syndrome (UHS) is a rare disorder of the
Last updated: 2/17/2016
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