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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-55

Monilethrix with variable expressivity


Department of Dermatology, Pariyaram Medical College, Kannur, Kerala, India

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S Bindurani
Department of Dermatology, Pariyaram Medical College, Kannur, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.114703

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Monilethrix is a rare autosomal dominant hair shaft disorder with variable expressivity. It usually presents with short broken scalp hairs and follicular hyperkeratosis. Light microscopy of hair reveals a beaded appearance. Here, we report the case of a 32-year-old male who presented with sparse hair and follicular keratotic papules in the absence of any family history.


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