Uncombable hair syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Pili trianguli et Canaliculi
- Cheveux incoiffables
- Unmanageable hair syndrome
- Spun glass hair
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Tests & Diagnosis
A diagnosis of uncombable hair syndrome (UHS) is made by observing the characteristic symptoms of the condition, as well observing the hair shaft under a special microscope. When the individual hair strands are viewed under a microscope, the hair is either triangular or kidney-shaped on cross section, and has a canal-like longitudinal groove along one or two faces. People with concerns about symptoms of UHS are encouraged to speak with their dermatologist about being evaluated for this condition.
Last updated: 2/17/2016
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- Orphanet lists international laboratories offering diagnostic testing for this condition.