We report two patients, mother and daughter, presenting a Marie Unna's syndrome and belonging to a family in which the disease appeared in seven members in a period of four generations. We point out the more frequent features of this syndrome: male pattern alopecia, rare hairs resembling a 'horse hair', and follicular atrophy. Scanning electron microscopy studies showed cuticular changes, transversal breaks, irregular shape, twistings and depressions of the hairs.
|Translated title of the contribution||Congenital hereditary hypotrichosis (Marie Unna hypotrichosis). Report of two cases|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1980|
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