Journal article

Evidence for pseudodominant inheritance of atrichia with papular lesions

A Zlotogorski, A Martinez-Mir, J Green, HM Lam, AA Panteleyev, R Sinclair, AM Christiano

JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2002

Abstract

Atrichia with papular lesions is a rare form of total alopecia, in which mutations in the hairless gene have been shown to underlie the phenotype. In the literature to date, atrichia with papular lesions has generally been reported to be inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. A few rare cases exist, however, in which parent-to-child transmission of atrichia with papular lesions has been documented. In this study, further investigations were carried out into the molecular basis of atrichia with papular lesions in a family with mother-to-son transmission by searching for mutations in the human hairless gene. Specific ally, we wanted to determine whether this case truly represented an exam..

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