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HAIR-AN Syndrome

HAIR-AN Syndrome: Introduction

HAIR-AN Syndrome: A very rare syndrome that affects females only and is characterized mainly by insulin resistance, dark velvety patches of skin and increased male hormone production in females. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of HAIR-AN Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of HAIR-AN Syndrome

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Causes of HAIR-AN Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To HAIR-AN Syndrome

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HAIR-AN Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and HAIR-AN Syndrome

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly more »

Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash with redness more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often seen by more »

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia totalis. more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair/scalp conditions include more »

Female athlete syndrome leads to undiagnosed osteoporosis: Younger women are not usually considered as candidates for diagnosis of osteoporosis. However, a pattern of more »

Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status can affect her level of fertility. Although obesity or overweight can in themselves reduce fertility, there are other weight-related more »

HAIR-AN Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: HAIR-AN Syndrome

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HAIR-AN Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for HAIR-AN Syndrome

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HAIR-AN Syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of HAIR-AN Syndrome:

HAIR-AN Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that HAIR-AN Syndrome, or a subtype of HAIR-AN Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list HAIR-AN Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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