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Medical Term:

woolly hair nevus


a circumscribed patch of fine, curly hair in an otherwise normal scalp appearing during childhood and enlarging for a period of 2–3 years; autosomal dominant inheritance. There is another, mostly sporadic, form that may be autosomal recessive [MIM*278150].

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