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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Neurodegenerative disorders with hair abnormalities: An emergency room consultation for dermatologists


Departments of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, SBMP Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, BLDE University, Bijapur, Karnataka, India

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Arun C Inamadar
Departments of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, SBMP Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, BLDE University, Bijapur - 586 103, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.51929

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Menke's syndrome and Elejalde disease are the two neurodegenerative disorders of dermatological interest. These patients present with characteristic hair changes which may be of diagnostic value in resource-poor setup where facilities for specific genetic analysis are not available. Simple light microscopic examination of hair may be a helpful diagnostic tool to pick up such cases.


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