Orphanet: Monilethrix

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Disease definition

Monilethrix is a rare genodermatosis characterized by a hair shaft dysplasia resulting in hypotrichosis.


  • Synonym(s):
    • Moniliform hair syndrome
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q84.1
  • OMIM: 158000
  • UMLS: C0546966
  • MeSH: D056734
  • GARD: 93
  • MedDRA: -

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