Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
College of Science
Monilethrix is a rare genetic hair disease that has no cure. It affects the hair shafts on the head, face, and sometimes entire body. It occurs two to three months after birth, and the appearance results in short "beaded" hairs equally spaced out mostly at the back of the skull. By researching monilethrix and treatments that have been attempted, a comprehensive study will make learning about this disease easier. In an attempt to choose a method of therapy, a collection of case studies and treatment options may save time and money for someone in need of symptom elimination or control. Finding permanent treatment could change the lives of many people in the world suffering from monilethrix.
Hood, Carla, "A Review of the Treatment of Monilethrix from the 1960's to Current Date" (2007). Honors Theses. 224.