A patient with Tay's syndrome

Pediatr Dermatol. 1989 Sep;6(3):202-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.1989.tb00818.x.

Abstract

A 4-year-old girl with Tay's syndrome had the typical features of congenital ichthyosis and the peculiar anomaly of hair growth, trichothiodystrophy. Her hair shafts were brittle and showed alternating light and dark banding when examined microscopically between polarizing filters. Her hair cystine content was 4.6% (control 8.4%).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ataxia / complications
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cystine / analysis
  • Female
  • Growth Disorders / complications
  • Hair / abnormalities*
  • Hair / analysis
  • Humans
  • Ichthyosis / complications*
  • Nails, Malformed
  • Syndrome

Substances

  • Cystine