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Excessive hair growth anywhere on the body
Symptoms of Hypertrichosis
The following features are indicative of Hypertrichosis:
excessive hair growth usually longer than expected over entire body
mild facial abnormalities
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Common Causes of Hypertrichosis
The following are the most common causes of Hypertrichosis:
paracentric inversion mutation of the q22 band of chromosome 8
use of anticonvulsants
Prevention of Hypertrichosis
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hypertrichosis. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
hair removal by depilation and epilation methods
Occurrence of Hypertrichosis
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Hypertrichosis cases seen each year worldwide:
Rare between 10K - 50K cases
Common Age Group
Hypertrichosis most commonly occurs in the following age group:
Hypertrichosis can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Hypertrichosis
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Hypertrichosis:
Clinical examination: To diagnose an occurence of hairs that are not androgen-sensitive
Complications of Hypertrichosis if untreated
Yes, Hypertrichosis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hypertrichosis is left untreated:
Procedures for Treatment of Hypertrichosis
The following procedures are used to treat Hypertrichosis:
Laser hair removal: An effective method of hair removal on hairs that have color
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Hypertrichosis
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Hypertrichosis:
Depilation methods: Few methods like trimming, shaving and depilatories removes hair to the level of the skin
Epilation methods: Few methods such as plucking, waxing and threading removes the entire hair from the root
Time for Treatment of Hypertrichosis
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Hypertrichosis to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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