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What is Monilethrix?

What is Monilethrix?

  • Monilethrix: A type of hair shaft abnormality involving constrictions at various points along the hair shaft which gives it a beaded appearance. The severity of the condition is variable.

Monilethrix is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Monilethrix, or a subtype of Monilethrix, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Monilethrix: Introduction

Types of Monilethrix:

Broader types of Monilethrix:

How serious is Monilethrix?

Complications of Monilethrix: see complications of Monilethrix

What causes Monilethrix?

Causes of Monilethrix: see causes of Monilethrix

What are the symptoms of Monilethrix?

Symptoms of Monilethrix: see symptoms of Monilethrix

Complications of Monilethrix: see complications of Monilethrix

Monilethrix: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Monilethrix.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Monilethrix: see treatments for Monilethrix

Name and Aliases of Monilethrix

Main name of condition: Monilethrix

Other names or spellings for Monilethrix:

Beaded hairs

Congenital beaded hair Source - Diseases Database


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