Myotonic dystrophy (Steinert disease): A morphologic and biochemical hair study

Beatrice Amorosi, Sandra Giustini, Alfredo Rossi, Manlio Giacanelli, Stefano Calvieri

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Abstract

Background: Myotonic dystrophy is a systemic genetic disorder, with dominant transmittance, it is characterized by generalized progressive muscular abnormality. Although frontoparietal alopecia is one of the most common symptoms in myotonic dystrophy, it has not received much attention. Methods: We examined 25 subjects from two families: 10 patients were affected by Steinert disease and 15 were not. The various morphologic and biochemical hair alteratiOnS are reported. Results: All investigated subjects (affected or not) presented the same type of morphologic and biochemical hair alterations. Conclusions: These findings could be used to construct a hypothesis to explain the cause of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-438
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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