Paradi Mirmirani, Author at Renal and Urology News

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Uncombable hair syndrome (pili trianguli et canaliculi, spun-glass hair, cheveux incoiffables)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history A young child, often with blond hair who is brought in by parents for “unusual appearing” hair. Characteristic findings on physical examination Characteristic, unruly, hair that is difficult to style and has the appearance of standing away from the scalp.…

Menkes’ Syndrome (Menkes disease, copper transport disease, steely hair disease, kinky hair disease, or Menkes kinky hair syndrome)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Affected infants may be born prematurely, but appear healthy at birth and develop normally for 6 to 8 weeks. Initial symptoms may include floppy muscle tone, subnormal body temperature, a cutis laxa-type appearance of the skin, seizures, and failure to…

Hair Shaft Disorders

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history An alteration in hair shaft properties is clinically noticed as a change in strength (fragility, or inability to grow hair long), texture, appearance, and manageability. Thus, when a patient presents in the clinic with a chief complaint of “hair loss,”…

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