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Monilethrix: A type of hair shaft abnormality involving constrictions at various points along the hair shaft which gives it a beaded appearance. The severity of the condition is variable. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Monilethrix is available below.
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Monilethrix is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Monilethrix, or a subtype of Monilethrix,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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