Heterochromia of the scalp hair: A result of pigmentary mosaicism?

Lucia Restano, Mauro Barbareschi, Stefano Cambiaghi, Carlo Gelmetti, Massimo Ghislanzoni, Ruggero Caputo

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Five patients who presented stable bands of hair of a different color with respect to the surrounding hair are reported. In 4 patients this was an isolated finding. One patient also had diffuse linear skin hypopigmentation and other abnormalities. We hypothesize that these 5 cases represent a distinct type of hair heterochromia, possibly because of somatic mosaicism for genes affecting pigmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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