Woolly hair

INTRODUCTION

The term “woolly hair” refers to an abnormal variant of fine, tightly-curled hair that often exhibits decreased pigmentation. After the initial report of woolly hair by Gossage in 1907, Hutchinson et al. in 1974 further classified woolly hair into three variants: autosomal dominant hereditary woolly hair, autosomal recessive familial woolly hair and woolly hair nevus. Since then woolly hair has also been observed in association with several genetic condi­tions, most notably Noonan syndrome and cardio- faciocutaneous syndrome.

To our knowledge, there have only been two cases of woolly hair in the Korean dermatologic litera­ture. We herein report a case of woolly hair in a 14-year-old Korean girl. suhagra 100