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What is hypertrichosis?


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Answered 2010-10-19 16:22:27

it describes hair growth on the body in an amount considered abnormal,extensive cases of hypertrichrosis have informally been called werewolf syndrome

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How do you get hypertrichosis?

it is a genetic disorder


If Lanugo does not recede and persist its called?

hypertrichosis


What are the symptoms for hypertrichosis?

excessive hair growth


How many people have Hypertrichosis?

200 people


Which madicine for this hypertrycosis?

Minoxidil, a medicine for preventing hair loss, is thought to trigger acquired localized hypertrichosis. It is one and only way to medicaid from hypertrichosis.


Which gene or chromosome is it found on or is affected by hypertrichosis?

There are several depending on the type. Congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa may be caused by an inverse mutation on the 8q chromosome. Congenital generalized hypertrichosis has a dominant pattern of inheritance and has been linked to chromosome xq24-q27. Congenital generalized hypertrichosis terminalis is thought to be caused by genetic changes on chromosome 17. The gene MAP2K6 may be a factor contributing to this condition.


What body system is affected with hypertrichosis?

The integumentary system


Are werewolves patients of hypertrichosis?

No! Werewolves are myths that people have their own views on, and what some people have put in books, TV shows and films. Hypertrichosis is a disease where hair growth on the body in an amount considered abnormal. And although extensive cases of hypertrichosis have been called werewolf syndrome it does not mean that they are werewolves.


How do you pronounce hypertrichosis?

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How does someone cope with hypertrichosis?

Hypertrichosis is a condition in which there is an abnormal growth of hair on a person. It can be a congenital condition or a person can get it later on in life. Since there is no cure for this condition, its management can involve diagnosing the causes and prescribing medications or hair removal treatments.


Is there a disease for growing hair on your face?

hirsutism (hypertrichosis) - female excessive growth of hair....


What is the medical term meaning abnormal hairiness?

Hirsutism is the condition of abnormal hairiness.hirsutism, or (in the extreme) hypertrichosis


Most bearded ladies are born with what rare condition in which the endocrine system pumps out too much androgen?

Hypertrichosis


What is the genetic disorder that causes excessive hair growth?

Hypertrichosis very rare disorder also called werewolf syndrome.


Is werewolf syndrome genetic?

If you are refering to Hypertrichosis, when the body grows abnormally large amounts of hair, then yes. "Werewolf Syndrome" Is genetic and is thought to be caused by a mutation in one of the chromosomes.


What is human werewolf disease Andwhat are its symptoms?

Hypertrichosis is a condition that causes excessive hair growth over the entire body and has been linked to the belief in werewolves in less enlightened times.


What is the medical term meaning excess hair growth or hair growing in inappropriate places?

Hirsutism or hypertrichosis is the name of the condition related to growth of hair in excess of what is normalHirsutismHirsutism


What is the medical term meaning the condition of excessive hair?

Hirsuitism is excessive growth of body or facial hair, especially in women. Hypertrichosis is a rarer, more general excessive growth of body hair.


Is there a werewolf disease?

Hypertrichosis is an abnormal amount of hair growth on the body. It is nicknamed the werewolf disease because they become hairy and can look like werewolves. There is no disease to become a werewolf. Werewolves are fantasy.


How do you get rid of lanugo on a teenager?

If a teenager still has Lanugo hair, they may have a nutritional or eating disorder, or hypertrichosis, where the full Vellus hair never fully develops. In the case of the eating disorders, usually the patient receiving all of their proper vitamins and nutrients will solve the problem, while Lanugo hypertrichosis will typically recede until the teen only has Lanugo hair where regular adult Vellus hair would typically grow. Alternatively, you could shave the kid.


How can you get werewolf syndrome?

If you are referring to Ambras Syndrome, also known as Hypertrichosis, it is a genetic defect that gets passed down from parents to their children. So you can't catch it if that is what you were wondering. It causes abnormal hair growth especially on the face.


What is the medical term meaning abnormal hairness?

Hirsutism is the medical term meaning localized abnormal hairiness. It usually refers to male-pattern hair growth on a female. In contrast, hypertrichosis is all-over excess hair growth.


How might x inactivation cause patchy hairiness on women who have congenital generalized hypertrichosis even though the disease causing allele is dominant?

Since one X chromosome in each cell is randomly inactivated at some point during development, a woman heterozygous for hypertrichosis would have varying regions of patchy hair if the alleles responsible for the trait were located on the X chromosome. Variation would look similar to the varied tortoise shell coat color pattern on female cats, where the presence of yellow and black (red and gold/blue and cream) is controlled by X chromosome inactivation.


How long does it take for Hypertrichosis patients to grow back their hair after shaving it?

I shaved my face one time, and the hair grew back to full density (no skin visible) in about two weeks. It's not worth it. I just accepted the condition, started thinking positively, and learned to like it!


What medical assistance will a child with hypertrichosis need?

The syndrome is not a medical condition - it is a hereditary disorder passed on by genes. Since the condition shows itself in many different forms, the only 'treatment' would be expensive (and extensive) sessions of laser treatment to reduce the amount of visible hair.