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Definition

A hair shaft disorder characterized by fine and tightly curled hair. Compared to normal curly hair that is observed in some populations, woolly hair grows slowly and stops growing after a few inches. Under light microscopy, woolly hair shows some structural anomalies, including trichorrhexis nodosa and tapered ends. Some individuals may present with hypotrichosis.

Acronym

ARWH3

Synonyms

Woolly hair, autosomal recessive 3, with hypotrichosis

Keywords

Hypotrichosis

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