Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Racoon | 2012/09/04

Q.

Rainbow hair

Dear Prof

Just a query out of interest...my 3.5 yo (one with Chiari 1 and 3 hair worls) has multicolored hair patches. He has darak blonde hair in general and then 1 dark patch on top of his head, and 2 very auburn patches just next to one of the hair worls at the top back of his head. Is this seen often?

many thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There is a condition called Waardenberg's syndrome where something as descibed here may occur. In this syndromeh there is usually a white patch of hair especially as a forelock.

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