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Glossary for Bamboo hair

  • Bamboo hair syndrome: A rare inherited condition characterized by abnormally formed hair shafts and a skin condition involving scaling and redness of the skin. Patients are also predisposed to developing allergic conditions such as asthma and eczema and food allergies. The severity of the condition can vary with some infants having a poor prognosis due to severe allergies, infections and skin problems whereas others have milder symptoms and fewer allergic manifestations.
  • Clastothrix: A defect in the hair shaft. The hair shafts have nodules which are weak points at which the hair can break off easily. This results in the hair having a poor, damaged overall look. The anomaly may result from environmental factors (acquired) such as blow drying the hair frequently or perming or it may have a genetic cause (inherited). It may occur on its own or may be associated with conditions such as hypothyroidism or Netherton's syndrome.
  • Comel-Netherton Syndrome: A rare inherited condition characterized by abnormally formed hair shafts and a skin condition involving scaling and redness of the skin. Patients are also predisposed to developing allergic conditions such as asthma and eczema and food allergies. The severity of the condition can vary with some infants having a poor prognosis due to severe allergies, infections and skin problems whereas others have milder symptoms and fewer allergic manifestations.
  • Netherton syndrome ichthyosis: A rare inherited skin disorder characterized by scaly skin which forms in a circular pattern.

 

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