European Journal of Dermatology


Hypotrichosis simplex Volume 11, issue 4, July - August 2001

Department of Dermatology, Philipp University, Deutschhausstraße 9, 35033 Marburg, Germany.
  • Page(s) : 383-4
  • Published in: 2001

An 8-year-old boy was referred to our clinic because of his sparse hair. Physical examination showed a boy of normal growth. There was no obvious intellectual or neurological impairment. The scalp hair was sparse, thin and curly (Figs. 1 and 2). Eyelashes, eyebrows and body hair were normal. There were no signs of dysplasia on the skin, nails or teeth. The previous medical history was unremarkable. Normal lanugo hair was present at birth. Analysis of his hair under a light and polarizing microscope did not reveal any nodes, constructions or banding.