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Mental retardation associated with skin and hair anomalies.

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Hair Defect with Photosensitivity and Mental Retardation.

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Three cases have been described (three sisters). Autosomal recessive.

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Include stubby, coarse, sparse, fragile scalp hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows; photosensitivity; mental retardation was described as nonprogressive. Decreased body hair and recurrent infections have been described.

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The features of the syndrome do not suggest that any specific precautions are necessary.

Calderon R, Gonalez-Cantu N: Kinky hair, photosensitivity, broken eyebrows and eyelashes and non-progressive mental retardation. J Pediatr 95:1007, 1979.  [PubMed: 501478]

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