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Woolly hair

Disease definition

A rare congenital skin disease defined as an abnormality of the structure of the scalp hair and characterized by extreme kinkiness of the hair.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Familial woolly hair syndrome
    • Familial wooly hair syndrome
    • Hereditary woolly hair syndrome
    • Hereditary wooly hair syndrome
    • Wooly hair
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q84.1
  • OMIM: 194300  278150  604379  615896  616760
  • UMLS: C0343073  C0345427
  • MeSH: C536745
  • GARD: 5597
  • MedDRA: 10048017

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