European Journal of Dermatology


Hypotrichosis congenita of Marie Unna Volume 11, issue 4, July - August 2001

Department of Dermatology, Philipp University, Deutschhausstrasse 9, D-35033 Marburg, Germany.
  • Page(s) : 379-80
  • Published in: 2001

The patient, a woman aged 54, was born with normal hair. With age, particularly during adolescence, the hair became sparse on the scalp and formed a peculiar pattern reminiscent of androgenetic alopecia of the Ludwig type, but somewhat asymmetrical. The remaining hair was rather coarse. Eyebrows and eyelashes were almost absent and the body hair was sparse. Her nails and teeth were normal and other ectodermal structures were likewise unaffected. Sweating was normal. Her general physical and mental development was normal.