What Is Hypertrichosis?

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2. Congenital Hypertrichosis Terminalis

There are a number of different types of hypertrichosis, one of which is congenital hypertrichosis terminalis. In this variety of the condition, the patient will find that their hair begins growing at an abnormal rate from the day they are born. Unfortunately for them, it will continue to grow for the rest of their life.

The hair associated with this condition in particular is long and thick. It will typically cover the patients whole face and body. This can be difficult for the patient as they will be visibly hairy, and it can be difficult for young children in particular.


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