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Why are there no treatments for pili torti?

Pili torti is diagnosed in less than 200,000 Americans and is usually a genetic condition. Both the rarity and the fact that it is inherent in your genes make it difficult to treat. Though research may lead to treatments in the future, as of now there does not appear to be a way to change the course of this inborn condition.

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