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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.
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