ANSWER: Trichorrhexis Nodosa

The correct answer is E. Bjornstad syndrome

Correct Answer Explanation

Bilateral vestibular schwannomas are related to type II neurofibromatosis.

Incorrect Answer Explanation

Patients that have trichorrhexis nodosa have frayed ends resembing “broom-stick” or “paint-brush” hair. The following are associated with this condition: argininosuccinic aciduria, Menke’s kinky hair syndrome, Trichothiodystrophy, and Netherton’s syndrome.


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