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Uncombable hair syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Pili trianguli et Canaliculi
  • Cheveux incoiffables
  • Unmanageable hair syndrome
  • Spun glass hair
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Treatment

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Is there treatment for uncombable hair syndrome?

Symptoms of uncombable hair syndrome generally improve or disappear spontaneously with age. However, there was a 2007 study conducted by Boccaletti et al. in which two individuals were given oral biotin therapy. Boccaletti et al. reported that the hair appearance improved with treatment, although no structural changes were noted upon microscopic examination and the exact number of biotin cycles required to maintain hair appearance is unknown.[1]
Last updated: 10/13/2008

References
  1. Boccaletti V, Zendri E, Giordano G, Gnetti L, De Panfilis G. Familial Uncombable Hair Syndrome: Ultrastructural Hair Study and Response of Biotin. Pediatr Dermatol. 2007 Apr 8;


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Pili trianguli et Canaliculi
  • Cheveux incoiffables
  • Unmanageable hair syndrome
  • Spun glass 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.