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Monilethrix: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Monilethrix is available below.

Symptoms of Monilethrix

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Monilethrix: Complications

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Causes of Monilethrix

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Less Common Symptoms of Monilethrix

Misdiagnosis and Monilethrix

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia totalis. Researchers more »

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Definitions of Monilethrix:

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

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More information about Monilethrix

  1. Monilethrix: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Complications

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