A sporadic case of congenital hypotrichosis simplex of the scalp: Difficulties in diagnosis and classification

Stefano Cambiaghi, Mauro Barbareschi

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Abstract

Hereditary hypotrichosis simplex of the scalp is a genotrichosis characterized by a hair defect limited to the scalp in the absence of other ectodermal or systemic abnormalities. Only large pedigrees consistent with autosomal dominant transmission have been described to date. In this article the clinical and scanning electron microscopy findings of a nonfamilial case of congenital scalp hypotrichosis simplex are reported. In some patients the diagnosis of sporadic hypotrichosis simplex of the scalp should be considered after ruling out all other possible causes of congenital and hereditary hypotrichosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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