Pili torti

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Pili torti

Pili torti is a rare hair condition characterized by fragile hair. In pili torti hair has a flattened shaft with clusters of narrow twists at irregular intervals. Some cases are genetic while others are acquired. In the inherited form, symptoms tend to be present from early childhood. It can occur alone or in association with ectodermal dysplasias, Menke disease, Bjornstand syndrome, or Bazex syndrome. Acquired cases of pili torti may be associated with anorexia nervosa, malnutrition, oral retinoid treatment, or inflammatory scalp conditions (e.g., cutaneous lupus erythematousus).  Click here to visit DermAtlas and view an image of a child with pili torti.
 

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The terms "Pili torti" returned 7 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical presentation of pili torti--Case report.
 

Author(s): Jeane Jeong Hoon Yang, Karine Valentim Cade, Flavia Cury Rezende, José Marcos Pereira, José Roberto Pereira Pegas

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;90(3 Suppl 1):29-31.

 

Pili torti also known as 'twisted hairs' (Latin: pili=hair; torti=twisted) is a rare, congenital or acquired clinical presentation, in which the hair shaft is flattened at irregular intervals and twisted 180º along its axis. It is clinically characterized by fragile, brittle, coarse ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2015

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Last Updated: 22 Sep 2000

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The Bjornstad syndrome (sensorineural hearing loss and pili torti) disease gene maps to chromosome 2q34-36.
 

Author(s): J F Lubianca Neto, L Lu, R D Eavey, M A Flores, R M Caldera, S Sangwatanaroj, J J Schott, B McDonough, J I Santos, C E Seidman, J G Seidman

Journal: Am. J. Hum. Genet.. 1998 May;62(5):1107-12.

 

We report that the Bjornstad syndrome gene maps to chromosome 2q34-36. The clinical association of sensorineural hearing loss with pili torti (broken, twisted hairs) was described >30 years ago by Bjornstad; subsequently, several small families have been studied. We evaluated a large ...

Last Updated: 21 May 1998

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The terms "Pili torti" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pili torti and sensorineural hearing loss. A follow-up of Bjørnstad's original patients and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): E Selvaag

Journal: Eur J Dermatol. 2000 Mar;10(2):91-7.

 

In 1965, Bjørnstad described 8 patients with pili torti, of whom five also suffered from hearing loss. The combination of these two findings was later coined Bjørnstad's syndrome. Typically, these patients develop hair loss in the first two years of life, while the hearing deficit ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2000

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