Conditions and Diseases
What is hypertrichosis?
Asked in Biology
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.
Asked in Werewolves
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 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.
Asked in Medical Terminology
What is the medical term meaning abnormal hairiness?
Asked in Genetic Engineering
What is the genetic disorder that causes excessive hair growth?
Asked in Conditions and Diseases
What is human werewolf disease Andwhat are its symptoms?
What is the medical term meaning excess hair growth or hair growing in inappropriate places?
Asked in Medical Terminology, Facial Hair
What is the medical term meaning the condition of excessive hair?
Asked in Health, Women's Health
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.
Asked in Health
How can you get werewolf syndrome?
What is the medical term meaning abnormal hairness?
Asked in Genetics
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.
Asked in Shaving
How long does it take for Hypertrichosis patients to grow back their hair after shaving it?
Asked in Health
What medical assistance will a child with hypertrichosis need?
Asked in Hair
Why doesn't the hair on your arms grow as fast as the hair on your head?
Asked in Werewolves, The Difference Between
What is the difference between werewolves and wolfmen?
Type your answer here... Maybe a wolf-man is simply someone affected with hypertrichosis, which is an extremely rare congenital condition in which hair grows excessively on areas of the body where it is not normally found. A werewolf, on the other hand, is a person affected by lycanthropy, a rare, mythical disease that turns them into a wolfish monster.
Asked in Fine Art
There are 2 brothers who are the hairiest people in the world What are their names and are they the only ones who suffer from werewolf syndrome?
Victor "Larry" Ramos Gomez and Gabriel "Danny" Gomez suffer from Congenital Generalized Hypertrichosis characterized by excessive facial and torso hair. Women generally have a light to medium coat whereas men generally have thick hair on ~98% of their body. The two brothers have hair everywhere but the soles of their feet and hands.
Is there such thing as a werewolf?
Probably not, there are many suggestions from experts as to why the myth came about, the concept of shape shifting into the fiercest animal known in an area was common in early cultures, the wolf being arguably the most feared and/or respected animal in Europe. Mental and physical illnesses are blamed by some, for example the disease called hypertrichosis, a condition that causes excessive hair growth over the entire body. Others still argue that the myth came about through hallucinogenic drug use or as a reaction to early serial killers.