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Is pili torti serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The seriousness of Pili torti depends on several factors. Some children who have had the disorder since birth will have their hair spontaneously get stronger during puberty. Others will have their serious symptoms endure and will have to deal with sensitive, brittle hair for their entire lives. Pili torti as an isolated condition is never life threatening. Pili torti is sometimes a byproduct of another condition or syndrome like Bjornstad syndrome, though, and these conditions themselves can be very serious.

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