Pili Torti: Clinical Findings, Associated Disorders, and New Insights Into Mechanisms of Hair Twisting

Title

Pili Torti: Clinical Findings, Associated Disorders, and New Insights Into Mechanisms of Hair Twisting

Creator

Mirmirani P; Samimi S S; Mostow E

Publisher

Cutis

Date

2009
2009-09

Description

Pili torti is a hair shaft disorder characterized by hair that does not grow long and is easily broken; the hair often has a coarse or spangled appearance. A diagnosis is made by light microscopy of flattened hair twisted 180 degrees along its axis. Although pili torti may be isolated, it is commonly associated with other congenital defects and therefore, if identified, further evaluation for possible neurologic deficits and ectodermal disorders is an important part of the clinical evaluation. Alterations of the inner root sheath likely lead to the abnormal molding and twisting of the hair shaft. More recent research suggests that these alterations may occur in the face of mitochondrial dysfunction and may be influenced by the presence of reactive oxygen species. Cutis. 2009;84: 143-147.

Subject

Dermatology; disease; complex; defects; mutations; bcs1l gene

Identifier

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Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

URL Address

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Pages

143-147

Issue

3

Volume

84

Citation

Mirmirani P; Samimi S S; Mostow E, “Pili Torti: Clinical Findings, Associated Disorders, and New Insights Into Mechanisms of Hair Twisting,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/9143.

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