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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

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Abstract

PEREIRA, Gisela Nascimento; XAVIER, Laura de Freitas; VALENTE, Neusa Yuriko Sakai  and  MACHADO-PINTO, Jackson. Do you know this syndrome?. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2006, vol.81, n.2, pp. 185-188. ISSN 1806-4841.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962006000200012.

We report the case of a 2 year old girl, born with black and straight scalp hair. By the time she was 6 months old, hair color and texture changed to silver blond and became uncombable. The uncombable hair syndrome is a rare entity, in which scalp hair becomes dry and tousled after being previously normal in early childhood. Under light microscopy, hair may appear normal. With scanning electron microscopy the diagnosis can be reliably established. There’s no effective treatment.

Keywords : Ectodermal dysplasia; Hair; Hair diseases.

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