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Pili gemini

Disease definition

Pili gemini defines a situation where the papilla's tip of a hair follicle splits during the anagen phase and consequently grows two hair shafts emerging through a single pilary canal. A papilla tip that divides in several tips will produce several hair shafts, a situation named pili multigemini. Pili gemini or multigemini can occur in each type of hair.


  • Synonym(s):
    • Pili multigemini
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: L67.8
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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