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hypertrichosis

 [hi″per-trĭ-ko´sis]
hypertrichosis lanugino´sa persistent or acquired production of lanugo. It may be a congenital, autosomal dominant disorder in which there is excessive hair distributed over the entire body throughout life, usually in association with other congenital anomalies; or it may be acquired, with the degree of hairiness being variable, usually involving the face, and in most cases associated with internal carcinoma.
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hy·per·tri·cho·sis

(hī'pĕr-tri-kō'sis),
Growth of hair in excess of the normal.
See also: hirsutism.
Synonym(s): hypertrichiasis
[hyper- + G. trichōsis, being hairy]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hypertrichosis

(hī′pər-trĭ-kō′sĭs)
n.
Growth of hair in excess of the normal.
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hypertrichosis

An extremely rare (less 100 cases reported worldwide) excess of hair on the body, which can be generalised or localised, congenital or acquired.

Hypertrichosis
Congenital
• Hypertrichosis lanuginosa, possibly due to an autosomal dominant mutation on 8q;
• Generalised hypertrichosis, due to an autosomal dominant mutation on chromosome x24-q27.1;
• Terminal hypertrichosis, possibly linked to a mutation in MAP2K6 on chromosome 17;
• Circumscribed hypertrichosis;
• Localised hypertrichosis;
• Nevoid hypertrichosis.

Acquired
• Hypertrichosis lanuginosa, linked to cancer, endocrinopathies and therapeutic drugs;
• Generalised hypertrichosis;
• Patterned hypertrichosis;
• Localised hypertrichosis.
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hypertrichosis

Hair, hair, much, much. See Congenital generalized hypertrichosis, Hirsutism.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hy·per·tri·cho·sis

(hī'pĕr-tri-kō'sis)
Growth of hair in excess of the normal.
See also: hirsutism
[hyper- + G. trichōsis, being hairy]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hypertrichosis

See HIRSUTISM.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

hy·per·tri·cho·sis

(hī'pĕr-tri-kō'sis)
Growth of hair in excess of the normal.
See also: hirsutism
[hyper- + G. trichōsis, being hairy]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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At 21 months of age, she was referred for genetic assessment because of delayed psychomotor development, generalized hypotonia, low height, and hypertrichosis. Her weight was 8.7 kg (-2,2 SD) and her height was 72 cm (-3,83 SD).
ARID1B is associated with the Coffin-Siris syndrome [26-28], and the clinical features of the patient 2 are compatible with this diagnosis (mainly the neonatal eating disorders, ID, motor and speech delay, hypertrichosis, synophrys, dystrophic toenails, clinodactyly, and short fingers).
At birth, the patient had coarse facial features with midface retraction, frontal bossing, bitemporal narrowing, wide anterior fontanel, hypertrichosis over the forehead, low nasal bridge, ocular hypertelorism, low set ears, abdominal distention, and bilateral talipes equinovarus (Figure 1).
(26) Lastly, hypertrichosis has been linked to the ability of PGA to induce hypertrophic changes in the involved hair follicles.
The hair is caused by a one-in-abillion genetic condition known as hypertrichosis universalis.
Over the years, they modify their size and their character by becoming verrucous, rugous, nodular or developing hypertrichosis, and by that causing a great prejudice especially to children, teenagers and young adults.
"You just have to warn parents to be careful about gums, because you can get gingival hyperplasia, and girls don't like the mild hypertrichosis you sometimes get around the temples and forearms," he said.
(21) Hirsuitism and hypertrichosis occurs due to oestrogen.
(51.) A British delegation visiting the Burmese royal court in 1826 encountered an entertainer suffering from hypertrichosis ("werewolf syndrome"), or an abnormal amount of body hair.
[8] The topical application disadvantages are adrenal suppression, epidermal and dermal thinning, purpura, striae, steroid-induced rosacea, perioral dermatitis, and hypertrichosis. [9]
Faun tail is an abnormal congenital hypertrichosis of the lumbosacral region characterized by a triangular-shaped area of thick hair of various lengths.