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Vol. 25 - Num. 97

Clinical Reviews

Uncombable hair, an easy diagnosis

Marta Gutiérrez Agujetasa, Deyanira García-Navas Núñeza, M.ª del Carmen Sánchez Lucasb, Juan Ferrando Barberác

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario San Pedro de Alcántara. Cáceres. España.
bPediatra. CS Plaza de Argel. Cáceres. España.
cProfesor Honorario de Dermatología. Universidad de Barcelona. Barcelona. España.

Correspondence: M Gutiérrez. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Gutiérrez Agujetas M, García-Navas Núñez D, Sánchez Lucas MC, Ferrando Barberá J. Uncombable hair, an easy diagnosis . Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2023;25:69-70.

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Uncombable hair is a benign entity with very peculiar and easily recognizable characteristics. The diagnostic suspicion is clinical and confirmation is made by an optical microscopy study of a sample of the patient's hair. A dermatological and ophthalmological evaluation are required. Its prognosis is favorable and good results are sometimes achieved with pyrithione zinc shampoo.


Pili canaliculi Dermatology Ophtalmology Uncombable hair


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