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Pili torti

Microscopic examination of hair in a patient with Menkes disease showing pili torti (also known as "twisted hairs"), which is characterized by short and brittle hairs that appear flattened and twisted when viewed through a microscope. (Source: Datta AK, Ghosh T, Nayak K, Ghosh M. Menkes kinky hair disease: a case report. Cases J 2008;1(1):158. Creative Commons Attribution License.)

Associated Disorders

  • Distal motor neuropathy
  • Occipital horn syndrome