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.
See also: forelock
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Key words: piebaldism, leukoderma, poliosis, white forelock.
PAX3 - Portion Waardenburg syndrome, indicating the occurrence of deafness and changes in pigmentation, including a white forelock.
In 1992, for example, investigators found the mutated gene behind Waardenburg's syndrome, a condition characterized by deafness, widely spaced eyes that are sometimes mismatched in color, and a white forelock (SN: 5/2/92, p.