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What is Bamboo hair syndrome?

What is Bamboo hair syndrome?

  • 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.

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

Bamboo hair syndrome: Introduction

How serious is Bamboo hair syndrome?

Prognosis of Bamboo hair syndrome: Symptoms tend to improve as the patient becomes older with periods of remission and exacerbation. Severe symptoms in infants can cause life-threatening complications such as dehydration and infections.
Complications of Bamboo hair syndrome: see complications of Bamboo hair syndrome

What causes Bamboo hair syndrome?

Causes of Bamboo hair syndrome: see causes of Bamboo hair syndrome

What are the symptoms of Bamboo hair syndrome?

Symptoms of Bamboo hair syndrome: see symptoms of Bamboo hair syndrome

Complications of Bamboo hair syndrome: see complications of Bamboo hair syndrome

Bamboo hair syndrome: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bamboo hair syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bamboo hair syndrome: Dermatologist, Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bamboo hair syndrome.
Treatments for Bamboo hair syndrome: see treatments for Bamboo hair syndrome

Name of Bamboo hair syndrome

Main name of condition: Bamboo hair syndrome


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