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Netherton Syndrome: Diagnosis made easy with Trichoscopy

Samira Zobiri*, Hanane Touati

Mustapha Hospital, Dermatology Department, Algiers, Algeria

*Corresponding Author: Hanane Touati, Mustapha Hospital, Dermatology Department, Algiers, Algeria; Tel: 00213664746628; Email: [email protected]

Received Date: February 26, 2024

Publication Date: April 10, 2024

Citation: Zobiri S, et al. (2024). Netherton Syndrome: Diagnosis made easy with Trichoscopy. Dermis. 4(2):13.

Copyright: Zobiri S, et al. © (2024).


Netherton syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (CIE) or ichthyosis linearis circumflexa (ILC), hair shaft abnormalities, and atopic diathesis (elevated serum IgE) characterize it. Netherton syndrome is usually misdiagnosed as atopic dermatitis due to the presence of eczematous skin lesions and allergic problems. We report a case of a twelve-month-old girl misdiagnosed as atopic dermatitis in whom trichoscopy has found bamboo hair aspect making Netherton syndrome diagnosis formal.

Keywords: Trichoscopy, bamboo hair, trichorrhexis invaginata, Netherton syndrome

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