Hypertrichosis Lanuginosa, Congenital or Acquired
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Congenital or Pediatric

Congenital Generalized Hypertrichosis

Becker's Nevus
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Nevoid Hypertrichosis

Congenital Smooth Muscle Hamartoma

Heterotopic Brain Tissue
Spinal Dysraphism


Skin Trauma, e.g. chronic rubbing.

The Periphery of Burns

Insect Bites

Genetic. Some families have more hair than others.
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Poems Syndrome

Postmenopausal. There may be an increase in facial hair growth in postmenopausal women.

Drugs: Various drugs, when given systemically, can cause hypertrichosis. These include minoxidil, cyclosporin, phenytoin and corticosteroids. Some drugs, when applied topically, can induce hair growth including minoxidil and topical steroids.

Infectious Disease. Localized hypertrichosis after infectious rash has been reported in an infant with recent chicken pox as well as cellulitis.


Melanocytic Nevi. Nevi, especially the raised type, may be associated with excess hair. picture here

Trichofolliculoma. Solitary papule with a solitary tuft of white hairs. picture here


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