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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-36 Table of Contents     

Spangled hair in siblings

Consultant Dermatologist/Secretary, The Hair Research Society of India, Chennai, India

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Sundaram Murugusundram
Skin Hair and Nail Clinic, 853, P.H Road, Kilpauk, Chennai - 600 010
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.51925

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Murugusundram S. Spangled hair in siblings. Int J Trichol 2009;1:35-6

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Murugusundram S. Spangled hair in siblings. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2023 May 30];1:35-6. Available from: https://www.ijtrichology.com/text.asp?2009/1/1/35/51925

Two north Indian siblings, an 11-year-old sister and an eight-year-old brother born to non-consanguineous parents and with a negative family history, presented with severe atopic eczema and abnormal scalp hair from the first year of life [Figure 1]. The hairs were dark, rough, short and straight like a broomstick with a spangled appearance under bright light [Figure 2]. There were no patches of alopecia. The hair density and tensile strength were clinically normal.

Epiluminescence microscopy and light microscopy of the hair shafts was normal. Polarized microscopy showed alternating dark and light bands arranged parallel to the long axis of the hair shaft [Figure 3].

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