Genetic Defects Involving the Hair

  • R. Happle

Abstract

Many human genetic defects involve hair growth. How can they be categorized? In the past, the various phenotypes have been tentatively classified according to their morphology and to associated cutaneous or extracutaneous anomalies. For obvious reasons, however, a purely morphological classification is unsatisfactory, and a classification according to the underlying gene mutation remains the ultimate goal. In this chapter an attempt is made to categorize genetic hair disorders according to their mode of inheritance.

Keywords

Porphyrin Cataract Lymphedema Erythro Laure 

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