Alopecia universalis, mental retardation and microcephaly: case report.

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The Authors report a patient affected by alopecia universalis, mental retardation and microcephaly, (AU-MR-M). This is the first case reported in ltaly. Besides the well-known clinical characteristics, the Authors underline the presence of an­teverted ears. The histological findings of alopecia and the electroencephalographic changes are also reported. The differential diagnosis with alopecia areata universa­lis is also discussed, whereas the similarity with other cases of the syndrome report­ed in the literature is emphasized. Taking into account that the patient is the only case in the family, the Authors do not comment the autosomal recessive transmission attributed to the syndrome.

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