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Mental retardation associated with skin and hair anomalies.

Hair Defect with Photosensitivity and Mental Retardation.

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

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.

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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