International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25--26

The action of prostaglandins on ciliary hypertrichosis: A case report of pachydermoperiostosis


Fabiana P Zarur, Luiza VF d'Almeida, Anna Beatriz C Novellino, Maria Fernanda DG Reis 
 Prof. Rubem David Azulay Institute of Dermatology, Santa Casa da Misericordia, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Fabiana P Zarur
203 Guimarães Rosa Street 705, Barra da Tijuca Zipcode: 22793-620, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Brazil

Pachydermoperiostosis or primary hypertropic osteoarthropathy is a rare hereditary disorder that was first described in 1868. It is characterized by digital clubbing, pachydermia (thickening of the facial skin and/or scalp), and periostosis (swelling of periarticular tissue and subperiosteal new bone formation). We report a case of a patient with the complete form of the disease, and with a unique appearance of the hair shaft and eyelashes. The authors propose a possible mechanism to justify the abnormalities observed in the patient«SQ»s hair shafts regarding the metabolism of prostaglandins and its relationship with the hair follicle physiological cycle.


How to cite this article:
Zarur FP, d'Almeida LV, Novellino AC, Reis MD. The action of prostaglandins on ciliary hypertrichosis: A case report of pachydermoperiostosis.Int J Trichol 2014;6:25-26


How to cite this URL:
Zarur FP, d'Almeida LV, Novellino AC, Reis MD. The action of prostaglandins on ciliary hypertrichosis: A case report of pachydermoperiostosis. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];6:25-26
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