Title

A girl with loose anagen hair syndrome and concurrent uncombable hair syndrome

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2020

Publication Title

JAAD Case Reports

Abstract

Loose anagen hair syndrome (LAHS) is characterized by easily extractable anagen hairs that lose the inner and outer root sheath during removal. Patients with uncombable hair syndrome (UHS) have unruly, “spun-glass” hair that cannot be combed flat. In 1996, Boyer et al reported an instance of LAHS mimicking uncombable hair. In 2005, Lee et al reported another instance of LAHS with concurrent features of uncombable hair syndrome. We report another patient with findings suggestive of both syndromes.

Loose anagen hair syndrome (LAHS) is characterized by easily extractable anagen hairs that lose the inner and outer root sheath during removal.1x1Li, V.W., Baden, H.P., and Kvedar, J.C. Loose anagen syndrome and loose anagen hair. Dermatol Clin. 1996; 14: 745–751

Google ScholarSee all References Patients with uncombable hair syndrome (UHS) have unruly, “spun-glass” hair that cannot be combed flat.2x2Hicks, J., Metry, D.W., Barrish, J., and Levy, M. Uncombable hair (cheveux incoiffables, pili trianguli et canaliculi) syndrome: brief review and role of scanning electron microscopy in diagnosis. Ultrastruct Pathol. 2001; 25: 99–103

Google ScholarSee all References In 1996, Boyer et al3x3Boyer, J.D., Cobb, M.W., Sperling, L.C., and Rushin, J.M. Loose anagen hair syndrome mimicking the uncombable hair syndrome. Cutis. 1996; 57: 111–112

Google ScholarSee all References reported an instance of LAHS mimicking uncombable hair. In 2005, Lee et al4x4Lee, A.J., Maino, K.L., Cohen, B., and Sperling, L. A girl with loose anagen hair syndrome and uncombable, spun-glass hair. Pediatr Dermatol. 2005; 22: 230–233

Google ScholarSee all References reported another instance of LAHS with concurrent features of uncombable hair syndrome. We report another patient with findings suggestive of both syndromes.

PubMed ID

Not assigned.

Volume

6

Issue

2

First Page

92

Last Page

95

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