increased body hair


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Excess body hair, which is divided into
(1) Androgen-independent hirsutism—entire body is covered with vellous hair evenly distributed over androgen-dependent and independent regions
Aetiology Congenital disease (e.g., Cornelia de Lange and Seckel syndromes), drugs (e.g., androgen analogues, anticonvulsants, corticosteroids, cyclosporine, minoxidil, phenytoin and progesterone analogues), metabolic disorders (e.g., anorexia nervosa, porphyria cutanea tarda)
(2) Androgen-dependent hirsutism—increased terminal hair over ‘androgenic’ regions of the face and upper chest
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increased body hair

Hirsutism, see there.
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