Wooly Hair Syndrome

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Definition

Woolly hair syndrome is a condition that is characterized by frizzy and wiry hair that looks like a wool. It affects some percentage of Caucasian and Asian,

Diagnosis

Diagnosis to confirm the medical condition includes the use of light and electron microscopy and opthalmologic treatment (Hutchinsons, PE (1964), et al Wooly hair: General and Clinical aspect, Trans St. John's Hosp Derm Soc, 160-177)

Treatment

There is currently no known treatment for wooly hair and it is advised that people who has this kind of condition avoid chemical and hair treatments.

Symptoms and Signs

Wooly Hair Syndrome usually manifest through the appearance of a wooly hair that is unusually frizzy and wiry like hair.

Causes

It is a genetic disorder that is inherited from the parent to the child.

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