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Individuals with hypotrichosis simplex experience a gradual loss of scalp hair that begins during the middle of the first decade and results in almost complete loss of hair by the third decade. A few sparse, fine, short hairs may remain in some individuals. There is currently no treatment for hypotrichosis simplex.
Last updated: 7/12/2011
- Betz RC et. al.. A Gene for Hypotrichosis Simplex of the Scalp Maps to Chromosome 6p21.3. Am J Hum Genet. 2000; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1378055/pdf/10793007.pdf. Accessed 7/12/2011.
- Betz RC. Hypotrichosis simplex. Orphanet. 2010; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/Disease_Search.php?lng=EN&data_id=10760&Disease_Disease_Search_diseaseGroup=Hypotrichosis-simplex&Disease_Disease_Search_diseaseType=Pat&Disease(s)/group of diseases=Hypotrichosis-simplex&title=Hypotrichosis-simplex&search=Disease_Search_Simple. Accessed 7/12/2011.