Hypertrichosis lanuginosa congenita
Other Names for this Disease
- Hypertrichosis universalis
- Congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa
- Hypertrichosis lanuginosa universalis
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 The hair can grow to be 3 to 5 cm in length. This condition appears to follow an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance.Hypertrichosis lanuginosa congenita is a congenital (present from birth) skin disease characterized by excessive lanugo (very fine, soft, unpigmented) hair covering the entire body, with the exception of the palms, soles, and mucous membranes.
Last updated: 10/23/2014
- Hypertrichosis lanuginosa congenita. Orphanet. February 2012; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=2222. Accessed 10/23/2014.
- Hypertrichosis lanuginosa congenita. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). July 24, 2014; http://www.omim.org/entry/145700. Accessed 10/23/2014.
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