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Amish brittle hair syndrome

Amish brittle hair syndrome: Introduction

Amish brittle hair syndrome: A rare inherited condition characterized by brittle hair, mental and physical impairment, decreased fertility and short stature. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Amish brittle hair syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Amish brittle hair syndrome

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Amish brittle hair syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Amish brittle hair syndrome

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Misdiagnosis and Amish brittle hair syndrome

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Definitions of Amish brittle hair syndrome:

A trichothiodystrophy syndrome (sulfur-deficient brittle hair), short stature, mental deficiency poor sexual maturation, and infertility originally observed in the Amish kindred. This syndrome has the main characteristics of Tay syndrome (brittle hair, impaired intelligence, decreased fertility, and short stature), except for ichthyosis. Originally observed in an Amish family (hence its name) in Indiana, the syndrome was later reported in other groups, including a Moroccan family. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Amish brittle hair syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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  1. Amish brittle hair syndrome: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Complications
 

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