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Clinical presentation of pili torti - Case report

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Clinical presentation of pili torti - Case report
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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, June 2015
DOI 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20153540
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Jeane Jeong Hoon Yang, Karine Valentim Cade, Flavia Cury Rezende, José Marcos Pereira, José Roberto Pereira Pegas


Pili torti also known as 'twisted hairs' (Latin: pili=hair; torti=twisted) is a rare, congenital or acquired clinical presentation, in which the hair shaft is flattened at irregular intervals and twisted 180º along its axis. It is clinically characterized by fragile, brittle, coarse and lusterless hairs, due to uneven light reflection on the twisted hair surface. Pili torti may be associated with neurological abnormalities and ectodermal dysplasias. There is no specifi c treatment for this condition, but it may improve spontaneously after puberty. We report a case of pili torti in a child who presented fragile, brittle, diffi cult to comb hair. The patient had no comorbidities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 13 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 23%
Researcher 2 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 15%
Unspecified 1 8%
Student > Bachelor 1 8%
Other 2 15%
Unknown 2 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 46%
Unspecified 1 8%
Social Sciences 1 8%
Neuroscience 1 8%
Chemistry 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Unknown 2 15%