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Synonyms of Björnstad Syndrome
- Deafness and Pili Torti, Bjornstad Type
- Pili Torti and Nerve Deafness
- Pili Torti-Sensorineural Hearing Loss
- No subdivisions found.
Björnstad syndrome is an extremely rare inherited disorder characterized by the presence of abnormally flattened, twisted hair shafts (pili torti) and, in most cases, deafness (sensorineural hearing loss). Hearing loss typically affects both ears (bilateral). Individuals with this disorder usually have dry, fragile, lusterless, and/or coarse scalp hair as well as areas of patchy hair loss (alopecia). Both autosomal dominant and recessive inheritance have been reported in the medical literature.
Björnstad Syndrome Resources
Please note that some of these organizations may provide information concerning certain conditions potentially associated with this disorder (e.g.,pili torti and hearing loss)
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