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Bamboo hair syndrome

Bamboo hair syndrome: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Bamboo hair syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Bamboo hair syndrome

Treatments for Bamboo hair syndrome

  • Treatment involves symptomatic measures:
  • Emollients and keratolytics to assist with moisturizing the skin
  • Antibiotics for infections - skin or other.
  • Antihistamines
  • Topical steroids - not as useful in infants due to risk of systemic complications such as suppression of pituitary gland activity. Large areas of severely damaged skin allow more absorption of the steroids.
  • more treatments...»

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Bamboo hair syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Bamboo hair syndrome

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Misdiagnosis and Bamboo hair syndrome

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Bamboo hair syndrome: Animations


Prognosis for Bamboo hair syndrome

Prognosis for 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.

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Definitions of Bamboo hair syndrome:

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

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More information about Bamboo hair syndrome

  1. Bamboo hair syndrome: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Complications
  7. Prognosis

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