Journal article

Atrichia with papular lesions: A report of three novel human hairless gene mutations and a revision of diagnostic criteria

Leona Yip, Liran Horev, Rodney Sinclair, Abraham Zlotogorski

ACTA DERMATO-VENEREOLOGICA | ACTA DERMATO-VENEREOLOGICA | Published : 2008

Abstract

Atrichia with papular lesions is a rare autosomal recessive condition characterized by complete irreversible hair loss during the first months of life and papules that appear during early childhood. Atrichia with papular lesions is frequently misdiagnosed as alopecia universalis, despite increasing reports of its prevalence and the presence of well-defined diagnostic criteria. Most cases of atrichia with papular lesions have been reported in consanguineous families residing in small geographical regions, but the increasing number of sporadic cases of unrelated individuals suggests that atrichia with papular lesions is more common than previously thought. Mutations in the human hairless gene ..

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