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Multiple Hair Whorls in a Child with Normal Cranial and Neurologic Development

Authors

  • Munisamy Malathi M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B.,

    1. Department of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
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  • Laxmisha Chandrasekhar M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B.,

    Corresponding author
    • Department of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
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  • Devinder M. Thappa M.B.B.S., M.D., D.H.A., M.N.A.M.S., F.I.M.S.A.

    1. Department of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
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Address correspondence to Laxmisha Chandrasekhar, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., Department of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry 605006, India, or e-mail: laxmishac@gmail.com.

Abstract

Hair whorls are a normal characteristic of the human scalp and abnormally placed or absent whorls have been associated with cranial or neurologic abnormalities. We report a case of multiple whorls in a child with normal neurologic development. We also include a brief review of the literature on the development of hair whorls and their associations.

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