HYPERTRICHOSIS (WEREWOLF SYNDROME) Hypertrichosis is a clinical condition characterized by excessive hair growth without androgenic stimulation. If there is no underlying cause of the excessive hair growth, it is referred to as primary hypertrichosis, which is further classified as congenital or acquired, based on the age of onset and generalized or localized based on the distribution of body hair. SYMPTOMS: Chest and back hair are often present on women with hirsutism. Hirsutism is both congenital and acquired. It is linked to excessive male hormones in women, thus symptoms may include acne, deepening of the voice, irregular menstrual periods, and the formation of a more masculine body shape. The primary symptom of hypertrichosis is the presence of hair in greater amounts than is usual for a person's age, race, and sex.Hair may also appear in unusual areas Treatment: Hypertrichosis has no cure, and you can’t do anything to prevent the congenital form of the disease. The risk of certain forms of acquired hypertrichosis may be lowered by avoiding certain medications, such as minoxidil. Treating hypertrichosis involves the removal of hair through a variety of short-term methods. They include: Shaving Chemical epilation Waxing Plucking Hair bleaching All of these methods are temporary solutions. They also run the risk of causing painful or uncomfortable skin irritation. And on some parts of your body, these treatments aren’t easily done. Chromosome affected by Hypertrichosis: X-linked congenital generalized hypertrichosis (CGH), an extremely rare condition characterized by universal overgrowth of terminal hair, was first mapped to chromosome Xq24-q27.1 in a Mexican family. However, the underlying genetic defect remains unknown.