white forelock


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white fore·lock

a triangular or diamond-shaped depigmented macule with white hairs, usually located in the anterior midline of the scalp, seen in piebaldism.
A striking focal depigmentation of hair of the anterior scalp margin, which has no clinical significance, and is typically seen in the Waardenburg syndrome, which is characterised by leukoderma, a flattened nasal bridge and cochlear deafness, see there. It may also be seen in tuberous sclerosis and Vogt-Koyanagi syndrome

white forelock

A white tuft of hair that grows on the forehead. It is associated with Waardenburg syndrome, and is seen in vitiligo.
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Some children of a deaf mother with WS, for example, may have a white forelock and a wide space between the inner corners of their eyes but have no hearing impairment.
Waardenburg -- has several hallmarks, including widely spaced eyes that are pinched at the inner corners, deafness, light blue or mismatched eye color, fused eyebrows, and a white forelock of hair.
A hearing mother with the Waardenburg's traits of a white forelock and widely spaced eyes, for example, can have a deaf son with widely spaced eyes and fused eyebrows, but no white forelock.