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Woolly Hair: A Distinct Diagnosis

Saurabh Sharma, Parwaaz Matharoo, Vinay Kajal, Roopam Bassi

Citation Information : Sharma S, Matharoo P, Kajal V, Bassi R. Woolly Hair: A Distinct Diagnosis. Curr Trends Diagn Treat 2020; 4 (2):103-104.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10055-0096

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: To report a case of woolly hair in a 7-year-old girl due to its rarity. Background: Woolly hair is a rare autosomal dominant disorder manifested by short, tightly coiled hair. When associated with systemic findings, it is known as woolly hair syndrome. Case description: A 7-year-old girl presented in Dermatology OPD at Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research with a complaint of short, curly, brittle hair since birth. A similar complaint was present in her 9-year-old sibling. There were no associated systemic features. Based on the clinical features, a diagnosis of woolly hair was made. Conclusion: We are presenting this case due to its exclusive occurrence. Clinical significance: Awareness and knowledge of varied associations of woolly hair will help in early diagnosis and alleviate any complications. Hence, a thorough history and examination is mandatory to rule out any associated features.

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