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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-19

Monilethrix: One step more on the ladder of cytogenetics


1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology, Leprology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
2 Department of Anatomy, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India

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S Ambujam
Department of Dermatology, Venereology, Leprology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry - 607 402
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.66907

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Monilethrix is one of the hair shaft abnormalities with increased fragility of hair. Here we describe a ten-year-old girl with a history of hair loss and breakage of hair since three months of age, associated with keratosis pilaris along with an abnormal microscopic finding of a hair shaft. A cytogenetic study of the patient showed an unexpectedly high degree of Acrocentric association.


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