DISEASES

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Human genes for hypertrichosis

Hypertrichosis [DOID:420]

Hypertrichosis (also called Ambras Syndrome) is an abnormal amount of hair growth on the body; extensive cases of hypertrichosis have informally been called werewolf syndrome. There are two distinct types of hypertrichosis: generalized hypertrichosis, which occurs over the entire body, and localized hypertrichosis, which is restricted to a certain area. Hypertrichosis can be either congenital (present at birth) or acquired later in life. The excess growth of hair occurs in areas of the skin with the exception of androgen-dependent hair of the pubic area, face, and axillary regions.

Synonyms:  hypertrichosis,  DOID:420,  hypertrichosis (disorder),  hypertrichosis NOS (disorder),  hypertrichosis disorder ...

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