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Hypertrichosis: Introduction

Hypertrichosis: Hypertrichosis is an overgrowth of hair not localized to the androgen-dependent areas of the skin. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hypertrichosis is available below.

Symptoms of Hypertrichosis

Wrongly Diagnosed with Hypertrichosis?

Hypertrichosis: Related Patient Stories

Hypertrichosis: Deaths

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Causes of Hypertrichosis

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Disease Topics Related To Hypertrichosis

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Hypertrichosis:

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  • Acquired hypertrichosis lanuginose
  • Patterned acquired hypertrichosis
  • Localised congenital hypertrichosis
  • Localised acquired hypertrichosis
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Misdiagnosis and Hypertrichosis

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. Researchers estimate that about 1 per 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 more »

Hypertrichosis: Animations


Research about Hypertrichosis

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Clinical Trials for Hypertrichosis

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Hypertrichosis

Hypertrichosis: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Hypertrichosis:

Excessive hair growth at inappropriate locations, such as on the extremities, the head, and the back. It is caused by genetic or acquired factors, and is an androgen-independent process. This concept does not include HIRSUTISM which is an androgen-dependent excess hair growth in WOMEN and CHILDREN. - (Source - Diseases Database)


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