Heterochromia of the scalp hair

Jianjun Qiao; Hong Fang
December 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/14/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 18, pE862
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of an 11-year-old Chinese boy with black hair and black eyes but had the presence of a tuft of brown hair on the crown of his head that had been there since birth. A diagnosis was made and found out that the boy had a heterochromia of the scalp hair. The condition was said to be the growth of hair with two distinct colours in the same person which will reflect a pigmentation disorder and may possibly had a genetic basis.


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