Marie Unna hypotrichosis in an Asian family

Hong Suk Kim, Soo Chan Kim, Won Soo Lee

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We report on two patients from one family with Marie Unna hypotrichosis who showed a diffuse hair defect which typically occurs as an isolated phenomenon. The ultrastructural hair findings consisted of longitudinal grooving of the hair shafts and a flattening in cross-section. Characteristically, scalp hair had been lost from the scalp margins and a high frontal and nuchal hairline had been present at birth. Eyelashes were absent, and eyebrows, axillary, and pubic hair were very sparse. Other affected cases have been reported in Caucasian families; however, this is the first case in the English medical literature of a family from Asia affected by Marie Unna hypotrichosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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