Woolly hair nevus

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Woolly hair nevus

Synonyms: Wooly hair nevus

Woolly hair nevus (WHN) is a rare non-familial hair anomaly characterized by kinky tightly coiled and hypopigmented fine hair with an average diameter of 0.5 cm noted since birth or during the first two years of life in a localized circumscribed distribution on the scalp. Occassionally WHN grows in areas observed to be alopecic in the neonatal period. WHN can be associated with features like ocular defects (persistent pupillary membrane retinal defects) precocious puberty and epidermal nevi.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http: //www.orphadata.org. Data version September 2023.

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