Twisted tressess: a rare case series of familial woolly hair


  • Masarat Jabeen Department of Dermatology, GMC Jammu, India
  • Gurkim Kaur Department of Dermatology, GMC Jammu, India
  • Ennakshee Sharma Department of Dermatology, GMC Jammu, India
  • Devraj Dogra Department of Dermatology, GMC Jammu, India



Kinky hair, Light microscopy, Naxos syndrome, Carvajal syndrome, Woolly hair


Woolly hair is an uncommon congenital anomaly of the scalp hair presenting with strongly coiled hair involving a localized area of the scalp or covering the entire side and occurring in non-black people. Among the syndromes presenting with woolly hair, the most known are the Naxos syndrome, the Carvajal-Huerta syndrome, the woolly hair/hypotrichosis, the ectodermal dysplasia-skin fragility and the tricho-hepato-enteric syndrome. Case characteristics: herein, we report a case of autosomal recessive familial woolly hair of an Asian female child and member of a family, her younger brother affected by a localised woolly hair, not associated to complications. Children with woolly hair must be examined completely and monitored regularly to rule out cardiofaciocutaneous and Noonan syndrome.


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