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  Acquired eyelash trichomegaly and generalized hypertrichosis associated with breast anomaly
Hypertrichosis is hair growth that is abnormal for the age, sex, or race of an individual, or for a particular area of the body [1].
Hypertrichosis is categorized as congenital or acquired, and regional (circumscribed) or generalized [7].
The major causes of acquired, generalized hypertrichosis include, cerebral disturbances (such as post viral encephalitis, head injury, and brain disorders) [8], acrodynia (chronic mercury exposure) [9], tuberculosis, malnutrition [10], AIDS [11], dermatomyositis [12], thyroid disorders [13], acquired porphyria [14], and certain drugs (such as phenytoin, cyclosporine, psoralen, diazoxide, and minoxidil) [1].
dermatology.cdlib.org /122/case_presentations/hypertrichosis/aghaei.html   (955 words)

  
 Hypertrichosis, Hirsutism and Androgenic Manifestations in Women by Dr. Nelson Soucasaux at MUM
Hypertrichosis and hirsutism are the excessive growth of hair on the female body, specifically a thick and usually dark type of hair.
Nevertheless, most of the cases of hypertrichosis and hirsutism that we see in clinical practice - associated or not to disorders of the ovarian cycle -, are slight or mild ones and only rarely are due to major disorders in the androgenic metabolism.
In this way, the origin of many cases of slight hypertrichosis and hirsutism may be an increased activity of this enzyme, resulting on a higher rate of conversion of androstenedione and testosterone into dihydrotestosterone and a consequent major stimulation of the hair-follicles' androgen-receptors.
www.mum.org /souhirsu.htm   (1833 words)

  
  Excessive local or general hair growth due to injury
Hypertrichosis is an excessive hair growth disorder characterized by abnormal hair length and density compared to normal growth of the racial, sex and age group of the patient.
General hypertrichosis is sometimes seen in patients with acrodynia, a rare reaction to chronic mercury exposure, causing erythema of fingers, toes and nose and painful hands and feet.
Hypertrichosis in all the above cases are due to rubbing or friction and the common inciting factors seem to be local irritation and inflammation.
www.hypertrichosis.com /hypertrichosis-causes/hypertrichosis-injury-induced.shtml   (755 words)

  
 hypertrichosis information and details on treatments
Hypertrichosis is an excessive hair disorder featuring abnormal hair density and length as compared to normal growth expected for the individuals’s age, ethnicity and sex.
Hypertrichosis dot com has been written to provide you with information on hypertrichosis, what casues it, and how it is treated.
Generalized hypertrichosis is also caused by a class of disorders known as porphyries, which are often triggered by exposure to chemicals of which hexachlorobenzene is a common example.
www.hypertrichosis.com   (1020 words)

  
 eMedicine - Congenital Hypertrichosis Lanuginosa : Article by Abby S Van Voorhees, MD
Disorders of hypertrichosis are distinguished by the distribution of hair, as well as by the temporal pattern of growth, the possible associated congenital anomalies, and the possible inheritance pattern.
Hypertrichosis is non–androgen-related pattern of excessive hair growth that may involve vellus, terminal, or lanugo type hair.
Hypertrichosis can accompany certain genetic syndromes, or it can be induced secondarily by exogenous medications, most notably phenytoin, minoxidil, cyclosporine, diazoxide, corticosteroids, phenytoin (Dilantin), streptomycin, hexachlorobenzene, penicillamine, heavy metals, sodium tetradecyl sulfate, acetazolamide, and interferon.
www.emedicine.com /derm/topic811.htm   (3153 words)

  
 Hypertrichosis
Hypertrichosis is a medical term referring to a condition of excessive body hair.
In medical practice, once generalized hypertrichosis has been distinguished from hirsutism, it is most often considered a variation of normal, primarily resulting from genetic factors.
Severe hypertrichosis is quite rare, almost certainly due to unknown genetic defects, and can result in excessive or animal-like hair on both face and body.
werewolves.monstrous.com /hypertrichosis.htm   (271 words)

  
 Babies With Beards - About Hypertrichosis
Hypertrichosis is a medical term referring to a condition of excessive body hair.
For example, it is not unusual for a young girl to be taken to a pediatric endocrinologist because her mother is distressed by the heaviness of the girl's arm and leg hair, but this condition is never due to a disorder of androgen excess if pubic hair has not appeared.
Severe hypertrichosis is quite rare, almost certainly due to unknown genetic defects, and can result in excessive or animal-like hair on both face and body.
www.secretlair.com /babieswithbeards/hypertrichosis.shtml   (639 words)

  
 European Hair Research Society - Abstract
Hypertrichosis has been reported more frequently in females than males who use minoxidil topical solution (MTS) for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (AGA).
To study this in detail, data from placebo-controlled clinical trials in women (up to 5% MTS) were analysed based on spontaneous reports of hypertrichosis / facial hair and investigators enquiries (solicited) about the presence of any new hair growth on body parts other than the scalp.
In the clinical trials involving 1333 females, spontaneous reports of hypertrichosis / facial hair were noted in 50 (4%) in a dose-related pattern of response (5%MTS > 2%MTS > placebo).
www.ehrs.org /conferenceabstracts/2002brussels/guestlectures/O-17-dawber.htm   (228 words)

  
 SERGG - Neurofibromatosis - Hypertrichosis, Facial Dysmorphia, Pigmentary Retinopathy
Congenital hypertrichosis is rare, genetically heterogenous and characterized by excessive growth of hair over most of the body (1).
Congenital hypertrichosis universalis, also known as congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa, was first described by Aldrovandus in 1648 (7).
Hypertrichosis terminalis is presumably secondary to general defects in hair growth expression (10).
www.circ.uab.edu /sergg/f95/neuro8.htm   (810 words)

  
 ATAVISTIC "WEREWOLF" GENE LOCALIZED
Congenital generalized hypertrichosis (CGH) is an extremely rare disorder characterized by excessive hair growth on the face and upper body for which reason it has been dubbed "Werewolf syndrome" by the popular press.
Although the CGH phenotype is very rare, the underlying gene, when identified, may have significant applications in the treatment of inherited baldness and in the identification of other genes associated with hypertrichosis, noted Dr. Pragna Patel, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
Hypertrichosis, in contrast, can involve any area of the body and can have an acquired or genetic cause.
www.accessexcellence.org /WN/SUA05/wolfman.html   (780 words)

  
 Hypertrichosis. DermNet NZ
Hypertrichosis is excessive hair growth over and above the normal for the age, sex and race of an individual, in contrast to hirsutism, which is excess hair growth in women following a male distribution pattern.
Hypertrichosis may also be a feature of congenital melanocytic naevi, vascular malformation, Becker naevi and less frequently, other birthmarks.
Congenital hypertrichosis is believed to be a genetic disorder that is inherited or occurs as a result of spontaneous mutation.
www.dermnetnz.org /hair-nails-sweat/hypertrichosis.html   (612 words)

  
 hirsutism / hypertrichosis - hypertrichosis lanuginosa
Congenital hypertrichosis is present from birth and usually persists throughout life.
In addition to congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa where hair develops all over the body, there are other case reports of individuals with hypertrichosis lanuginosa limited only to the face with the torso, arms, and legs being mostly unaffected.
Congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa is a very rare form of hypertrichosis affecting less than 1 in 1000 million children.
www.keratin.com /ah/ah007.shtml   (430 words)

  
 Hypertrichosis. DermNet NZ
Hypertrichosis is excessive hair growth over and above the normal for the age, sex and race of an individual, in contrast to hirsutism, which is excess hair growth in women following a male distribution pattern.
Hypertrichosis may also be a feature of congenital melanocytic naevi, vascular malformation, Becker naevi and less frequently, other birthmarks.
Congenital hypertrichosis is believed to be a genetic disorder that is inherited or occurs as a result of spontaneous mutation.
dermnetnz.org /hair-nails-sweat/hypertrichosis.html   (612 words)

  
 Hypertrichosis Valia RG - Indian J Dermatol
Hypertrichosis is the term used for excessive hair growth on any part or whole body as compared to persons of the same age, sex and race.
Hypertrichosis may be caused by (1) conversion of vellus hair into terminal hair in areas which usually do not have terminal hair, (2) increased duration of growing phase, anagen, of hair cycle, causing decrease in hair shedding, (3) increased hair density.
Hypertrichosis is reported in 20 to 77% of adults having anorexia nervosa.
www.e-ijd.org /article.asp?issn=0019-5154;year=2005;volume=50;issue=3;spage=119;epage=124;aulast=Valia   (2386 words)

  
 Hypertrichosis
Hypertrichosis is a medical condition which results in the excessive growth of terminal hair in areas where hair does not normally grow.
Hypertrichosis should not be confused with hirsutism which is a condition where excessive thick and dark hair growth is experienced in areas typically reserved for males.
Hypertrichosis may be present over the entire body, or it could be confined to isolated patches.
www.hairremoval.ws /hypertrichosis.php   (576 words)

  
 Hair Removal - Laser Hair Removal - Hair Permanent Removal: Hypertrichosis
Hypertrichosis is a medical condition which results in the excessive growth of terminal hair in areas where hair does not normally grow.
Hypertrichosis should not be confused with hirsutism which is a condition where excessive thick and dark hair growth is experienced in areas typically reserved for males.
Hypertrichosis may be present over the entire body, or it could be confined to isolated patches.
www.hairremovalanswer.com /archives/2006/06/hypertrichosis.html   (578 words)

  
 Hairchick.com - Hypertrichosis
Hypertrichosis is the term used to describe excessive hair in both men and women that follows normal hair patterns.
Hypertrichosis does not refer to excessive hair on unexpected parts of the body (on women's chests or on ears, for example).
Congenital hypertrichosis means a person is born with excessive hair and continues to grow the hair through their lifetime.
www.hairchick.com /excess_hair/hypertrichosis.php   (462 words)

  
 Hypertrichosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Hypertrichosis is a medical term, also known as "Werewolf syndrome", referring to a condition of excessive body hair.
In medical practice, once generalized hypertrichosis has been distinguished from hirsutism, it is most often considered a variation of normal, primarily resulting from genetic factors.
Most of the people recently featured in the media with hypertrichosis are from the Aceves clan of Loreto, Zacatecas, Mexico, some of whom have emigrated to the United States.
www.buzznet.com /tags/hypertrichosis   (239 words)

  
 hirsutism / hypertrichosis index
Hirsutism / Hypertrichosis - allergy, infection, and vaccination induced hypertrichosis.
An explanation of congenital hypertrichosis terminalis with gingival hyperplasia.
Hirsutism / Hypertrichosis - polycystic ovary syndrome hirsutism.
www.keratin.com /ah   (565 words)

  
 Hairy Tales
The more gifted anthropologists knew that this kind of excessive hairiness was an inherited disorder, and although they discussed whether it might be an atavism – the reappearance of a lost character typical of the remote ancestors of mankind – they remained undecided on this issue.
Although the majority of earlier writers have accepted the concept of congenital hypertrichosis as an atavism without question, it seems reasonable to raise a few objections to it.
The fact that there are three separate genetic defects causing congenital hypertrichosis would weaken the case for this condition being the result of the reactivation of an ancestral pattern of development.
www.forteantimes.com /articles/209_hairy5.shtml   (734 words)

  
 Wolf Song of Alaska: Hypertrichosis - Real Life Werewolves?
Danny has a condition called hypertrichosis, which causes his body to produce an abnormal amount of hair everywhere.
For Danny Ramos Gomez, 23, genetics is the reason people call him "the wolf man." Danny has a condition called hypertrichosis, which causes his body to produce an abnormal amount of hair everywhere.
Case in point: Danny's brother, Larry, who also has hypertrichosis, has a son who was born without the mutated gene.
www.wolfsongalaska.org /wolf_folklore_hypertrichosis.html   (1121 words)

  
 Acquired hypertrichosis lanuginosa associated with endometrial malignancy -- Kaiser et al. 47 (4): 479 -- Obstetrics & ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
These complaints appeared to be symptoms of acquired hypertrichosis lanuginosa, which may be associated with malignancy.
The patient was found to have an endometrial adenocarcinoma with nodal metastases and was treated with hysterectomy and irradiation.
This is the first known instance of hypertrichosis lanuginosa associated with a gynecologic cancer and the first ever observed in which the lanugo hairs disappeared after cancer therapy.
www.greenjournal.org /cgi/content/abstract/47/4/479   (155 words)

  
 CIGNA - Laband Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Gingival Fibromatosis with Hypertrichosis is an extremely rare disorder characterized by abnormally large gums (gingival fibromatosis) and excessive hair growth (hypertrichosis).
Gingival Fibromatosis with Hypertrichosis is thought to be inherited as an autosomal dominant genetic trait.
Congenital marked hypertrichosis and Laband syndrome in a child: overlap between the gingival-hypertrichosis and Laband syndromes.
www.cigna.com /healthinfo/nord1063.html   (1681 words)

  
 The Trichological Society - Hirsutism and Hypertrichosis
People with 'acquired hypertrichosis lanuginosa' will have lost their lanugo hair prior to birth.
Congenital hypertrichosis is a general term for any excessive hair growth visible on a child at birth.
In 1993, Dr Baumeister described nine of his patients with a form of hypertrichosis with a defining clinical presentation.
www.hairscientists.org /hypertrichosis-hirsutism.htm   (807 words)

  
 Hypertrichosis - Susan's Place Transgender Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
For example, it is not unusual for a young girl to be taken to a pediatric endocrinologist because her mother is distressed by the heaviness of the girl's arm and leg hair, but this condition is never due to a disorder of androgen excess if pubic hair has not appeared.
Unusual hypertrichosis can also be caused by untreated infection, or by malnutrition.
In some cases an area of skin can react to repeated trauma or to some other asymmetric stimulus (such as wearing of a cast) with increased hair growth.
wiki.susans.org /index.php?title=Hypertrichosis&redirect=no   (943 words)

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