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Monilethrix MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Monilethrix
Tree Number(s)
C16.131.077.592
C16.320.850.647
C17.800.329.984
C17.800.827.602
Unique ID
D056734
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D056734
Scope Note
Rare autosomal dominant disorder of the hair shaft. The clinical features of the disease include HYPOTRICHOSIS, dry, and/or brittle hair, with varying degrees of ALOPECIA. Mutations in the hair-specific keratin genes KRTHB1, KRTHB3, or KRTHB6 are associated with monilethrix. Autosomal recessive monilethrix with limited HYPOTRICHOSIS are also known. Mutations in Dsg4, Liph, and P2ry5 protein genes are associated with the recessive form of monilethrix.
Entry Term(s)
Nodose Hair
Previous Indexing
Hair Diseases (1963-2009)
Public MeSH Note
2010
History Note
2010
Date Established
2010/01/01
Date of Entry
2009/07/06
Revision Date
2015/06/18
Monilethrix Preferred
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