, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 331–337 | Cite as


Further family studies
  • B. Bentley-Phillips
  • Margaret A. H. Bayles
  • H. J. Grace
Original Investigations


Three further families with pseudo-monilethrix are studied, the first family having been described by the present authors in 1973. Similar clinical and genetic features are found in all 4 families confirming the inheritance as an autosomal dominant with variable penetrance. Pseudo-monilethrix is associated with formes fruste of pili torti and trichorrhexis nodosa in a significant number of members of all 4 families.


Internal Medicine Metabolic Disease Present Author Genetic Feature Variable Penetrance 
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  1. Bentley-Phillips, B., Bayles, M. A. H.: A previously undescribed hereditary hair anomaly (pseudo-monilethrix). Brit. J. Derm. 89, 159 (1973)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Bentley-Phillips
    • 1
  • Margaret A. H. Bayles
    • 2
  • H. J. Grace
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of NatalDurbanSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyKing Edward VIII HospitalDurbanSouth Africa
  3. 3.Natal Institute of ImmunologyDurbanSouth Africa

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