A new cardiac manifestation associated with woolly hair: report of two cases of woolly hair, palmoplantar keratoderma, and mitral valve regurgitation.

Two siblings (a 24-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl) with congenital woolly hair, epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma, and mitral valve regurgitation are described. An interesting additional feature in one of the patients (the 14-year-old girl) was posterior subcapsular cataract. The association of woolly hair and mitral valve regurgitation has not been reported previously. The occurrence of cataract in one of our patients is also a new ophthalmologic finding in this hair shaft anomaly.
AuthorsSoodabeh Zandi, Saeedeh Farajzadeh
JournalInternational journal of dermatology (Int J Dermatol) Vol. 46 Issue 9 Pg. 952-4 (Sep 2007) ISSN: 0011-9059 [Print] United States
PMID17822500 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
  • Abnormalities, Multiple (pathology)
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cataract (congenital)
  • Female
  • Hair (abnormalities)
  • Hair Diseases (congenital, pathology)
  • Humans
  • Keratoderma, Palmoplantar (congenital, pathology)
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency (congenital)

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