Other Names for this Disease
- Moniliform hair syndrome
- Nodose hair
hair shaft resulting in hair which appears dry, dull, and brittle, and which breaks spontaneously or with mild trauma. The age of onset, severity, and course may vary from person to person.Monilethrix is a rare condition caused by a defect in the
Last updated: 1/30/2012
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Monilethrix. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)
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