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11 Possible Causes for Thick Wiry Hair

  • Craniofrontonasal Dysplasia

    wiry hair, and occasionally cleft lip and/or palate.[genedx.com] wiry hair with orbital asymmetry and strabismus. 5 The extracranial features include multiple skeletal malformations, such as sloping shoulders, dysplastic clavicles, thoracic[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] , wiry, and curly hair at 2-3 months Defects in formation of toes and fingers, broad fingers and toes, curved last finger Increased webbing in between the fingers and toes[dovemed.com]

  • Trichotillomania

    hairs they describe as being different from the rest (eg, "wiry," "thick," "stubby," "kinky," or of a darker color). 19 Unfortunately, the trauma of pulling, which damages[web.archive.org] hairs they describe as being different from the rest (eg, “wiry,” “thick,” “stubby,” “kinky,” or of a darker color). 19 Unfortunately, the trauma of pulling, which damages[dx.doi.org] Often, children with TTM will scrutinize and then touch or stroke the hair before pulling. 16, 18 Hairs are usually pulled out individually, and often patients will select[web.archive.org]

  • Hidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia

    What to be alert for in the history --Abnormally thick and wiry hair in infancy --Progressive alopecia with age --Progressively dystrophic nails --Palmoplantar changes --Painful[dermatologyadvisor.com] In infancy, scalp hair is wiry, brittle, patchy, and pale; progressive hair loss may lead to total alopecia by puberty.[en.wikipedia.org] […] with age --Distal onycholysis --Micronychia or partial anonychia --Paronychia common Hair findings ( Figure 1 ) Figure 1.[dermatologyadvisor.com]

  • Zosteriform Lentiginosis

    […] in naevus skin esp on scalp – hair often dark, thick and wiry What are the associations of CMN on the skin?[brainscape.com] […] childhood Surface often becomes thick/rugose or warty - esp on scalp; simulates cutis verticis gyrata Often also develop nodules within larger naevi Can be increased terminal hair[brainscape.com]

  • Congenital Ankyloblepharon

    (hypotrichosis) Can be brittle, coarse or wiry with pili torti Patchy alopecia (lack of hair) Eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair may also be sparse or absent.[nfed.org] Nails Small Hyperconvex Thick Hyper-ridging Missing Eyes Eyelid fusion (ankyloblepharon) Corneal erosions Blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelid) Conjunctivitis(pink[nfed.org] […] in AEC may mimic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) or a collodian baby (skin that resembles a yellow, tight and shiny film) or dried collodion (sausage skin) Hair Sparse, fine hair[nfed.org]

  • Rapp-Hodgkin Syndrome

    (hypotrichosis) Can be brittle, coarse or wiry with pili torti Patchy alopecia (lack of hair) Eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair may also be sparse or absent.[nfed.org] Nails Small Hyperconvex Thick Hyper-ridging Missing Eyes Eyelid fusion (ankyloblepharon) Corneal erosions Blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelid) Conjunctivitis(pink[nfed.org] […] in AEC may mimic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) or a collodian baby (skin that resembles a yellow, tight and shiny film) or dried collodion (sausage skin) Hair Sparse, fine hair[nfed.org]

  • Pediculosis Pubis

    Why do adult humans sport a thick bush of wiry pubic hair, uniquely among primates? It must surely be because we are otherwise naked.[doi.org]

  • Hypodontia - Dysplasia of Nails Syndrome

    What to be alert for in the history –Abnormally thick and wiry hair in infancy –Progressive alopecia with age –Progressively dystrophic nails –Palmoplantar changes –Painful[dermatologyadvisor.com] […] with age –Distal onycholysis –Micronychia or partial anonychia –Paronychia common Hair findings (Figure 1) –Dry, wiry and brittle –Slow growing –Light in color –Progressive[dermatologyadvisor.com] […] ability –Normal teeth Characteristic findings on clinical examination Nail findings –Milky white nail plates in childhood –Nail plates become progressively short, dark and thick[dermatologyadvisor.com]

  • Lacrimal Duct Defect

    (hypotrichosis) Can be brittle, coarse or wiry with pili torti Patchy alopecia (lack of hair) Eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair may also be sparse or absent.[nfed.org] Nails Small Hyperconvex Thick Hyper-ridging Missing Eyes Eyelid fusion (ankyloblepharon) Corneal erosions Blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelid) Conjunctivitis(pink[nfed.org] […] in AEC may mimic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) or a collodian baby (skin that resembles a yellow, tight and shiny film) or dried collodion (sausage skin) Hair Sparse, fine hair[nfed.org]

  • Hay-Wells Syndrome

    (hypotrichosis) Can be brittle, coarse or wiry with pili torti Patchy alopecia (lack of hair) Eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair may also be sparse or absent.[nfed.org] Nails Small Hyperconvex Thick Hyper-ridging Missing Eyes Eyelid fusion (ankyloblepharon) Corneal erosions Blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelid) Conjunctivitis(pink[nfed.org] […] in AEC may mimic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) or a collodian baby (skin that resembles a yellow, tight and shiny film) or dried collodion (sausage skin) Hair Sparse, fine hair[nfed.org]

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