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Int J Trichology. 2010 Jan;2(1):18-9. doi: 10.4103/0974-7753.66907.

Monilethrix: one step more on the ladder of cytogenetics.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Venereology, Leprology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India.

Abstract

Monilethrix is one of the hair shaft abnormalities with increased fragility of hair. Here we describe a ten-year-old girl with a history of hair loss and breakage of hair since three months of age, associated with keratosis pilaris along with an abnormal microscopic finding of a hair shaft. A cytogenetic study of the patient showed an unexpectedly high degree of Acrocentric association.

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Acrocentric association; keratosis pilaris; monilethrix

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