Monilethrix is a disease of the hair cortex characterized by an unusually deformed hair shaft and alopecia. It has been named for the beaded appearance of affected hairs. Mutations in type II hair follicle-specific keratins lead to monilethrix.
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:br08403]
14 Diseases of the skin
Genetic and developmental disorders affecting the skin
EC21 Genetic defects of hair or hair growth