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Image Number 2163 (Monilethrix)

Hair loss diffuse

Diagnosis: Monilethrix

Site: Scalp

Sex: M

Age: 12


Description: Sparse fragile hair.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Non-cicatricial diffuse hair loss started at age of one year involved the scalp and eyebrows. Hairs examination under light microscope showed spindle-shaped swellings along the hair shaft separated by narrow atrophic segments.

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