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What is Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome?

What is Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome?

  • Trichorrhexis nodosa 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.

Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome: Introduction

What causes Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome?

Causes of Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome: see causes of Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome

What are the symptoms of Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome?

Symptoms of Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome: see symptoms of Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome: Pediatrician, Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome.
Treatments for Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome: see treatments for Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome

Name and Aliases of Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome

Main name of condition: Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome

Other names or spellings for Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome:

Pollitt syndrome, Trichothiodystrophy-neurocutaneous syndrome, Trichothiodystrophy-neurotrichocutaneous syndrome of Pollitt

 

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