A Case of an Uncombable Hair Syndrome

Arzu Kilic, Deniz Oğuz, Alp Cab, Handan Akıl, Özlem Gürbüz Köz


A 24-year-old boy applied for his nevuses. On dermatological examination, he was noticed to have glistening, rough, dry and frizzy hair which was learnt to be present since his born.  He has not applied to a doctor for his hair previously. His hair samples were examined either by light microscopy and dermoscopy. The changes were also confirmed by electron microscopy. The patient was diagnosed as uncombable hair syndrome (UHS) and was detected to have bilateral juvenile cataract.

In this report, we want to emphasize the features of a rare case of UHS and look at to the methods for the the diagnosis of hair disorders.



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