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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 127-129

Brittle hair and ichthyosis in the newborn: A case of Tay syndrome


Department of Medicine, Section of Dermatology, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines

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Paula Karina N Gonzales-Carait
Department of Medicine, Section of Dermatology, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, Taft Avenue, Manila
Philippines
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.143669

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Tay syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by brittle hair and congenital ichthyosis. It is one of the syndromes of trichothiodystrophy - a group of DNA repair disorders with wide range of phenotypic expressions unified by the presence of sulfur-deficient brittle hair. Currently, prevalence of Tay syndrome is unknown. Approximately, only 75 reported cases are reported worldwide and 15 case reports published on this condition; there are no cases reported in the Philippines. Because the hair and skin are involved, dermatologists play an important role in both diagnosis and the multidisciplinary management of patients.


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