uncombable hair syndrome

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uncombable hair syndrome

[MIM*191480]
a genetic syndrome in which the hair, which is often silvery blond, is unruly and resists lying flat because of irregularly shaped hair shafts.
Synonym(s): spun glass hair

uncombable hair syndrome

[MIM*191480]
a genetic syndrome in which the hair, which is often silvery blond, is unruly and resists lying flat because of irregularly shaped hair shafts.
Synonym(s): spun glass hair
An autosomal dominant [MIM 191480] condition characterised by the growth of silver blonde scalp hair in directional ‘anarchy’—i.e., it cannot be combed flat. Uncombable hair may be idiopathic or associated with ectodermal dysplasia, progressive alopecia, atopic eczema, dental dysplasia, or ichthyosis vulgaris

un·comb·a·ble hair syn·drome

(ŭn-kōm'ă-bĕl hār sin'drōm)
A genetic disorder in which the hair, which is often silvery blond, is unruly and resists lying flat because of irregularly shaped hair shafts.
Synonym(s): spun glass hair.

uncombable hair syndrome

A rare disorder, typically identified in childhood, in which hair grows in unruly bundles, sometimes called a “spun glass arrangement.” The hair is dry, shiny, or blond, and easily broken. Cross-sectioning often reveals a triangular or grooved shaft. The condition is often associated with other birth defects.
Synonym: spun glass hair syndrome See: pili trianguli et canaliculi