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Pollitt syndrome

Pollitt syndrome: Introduction

Pollitt syndrome: A rare condition characterized by brittle hair, mental and growth retardation as well as various other abnormalities. The hair is brittle because due to the reduced amount of sulfur in it and the formation of weak spots (nodes) along it which results in it breaking off easily. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pollitt syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Pollitt syndrome

Treatments for Pollitt syndrome

  • If environmental factors are the cause then removing these will improve symptoms. Hair should be treated gently when brushing and harsh hair treatments should be avoided or minimized. Harsh shampoos should be avoided and hair conditioners and moisturizers should be used
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Pollitt syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Pollitt syndrome

  • Inherited genetic anomaly
  • Aggressive brushing
  • Excessive blow-drying of hair
  • Perming of hair
  • Harsh hair treatment
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Disease Topics Related To Pollitt syndrome

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Pollitt syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pollitt syndrome

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent...read more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood...read more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which...read more »

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia totalis....read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's...read more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair/scalp...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See misdiagnosis...read more »

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Pollitt syndrome: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Pollitt syndrome

Prognosis for Pollitt syndrome: The symptoms can be improved significantly by treating the hair gently.

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