Medical News Today: What is hypertrichosis?
Hypertrichosis is a condition that causes excessive hair growth all over the body. Learn more about the types and causes in this article.
We describe an observation of a patient with recurrent thrombosis with thrombocytosis that, after excluding a myeloproliferative neoplasm, proved to be due to POEMS syndrome. This case is unusual compared to the foreground thrombotic symptomatology. POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal protein, skin changes) is a rare multi-systematic paraneoplastic disorder due to an underlying plasma cell disorder. The diagnosis of POEMS syndrome requires the presence of both mandatory criteria (a chronic polyneuropathy and a monoclonal plasma cell-proliferative disorder, always lambda restricted); at ...
The diagnosis of Proteus syndrome frequently involves identification of skin lesions comprising specific criteria and sampling affected skin useful for genetic analysis. The majority of individuals with Proteus syndrome have hypertrichosis in an asymmetric distribution, a finding that should prompt consideration of this disorder and mosaic activation of PI3K-AKT signaling.
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We present a case report of a female with severe generalized gingival fibromatosis and hypertrichosis which was treated by conventional gingivectomies under local anesthesia. Postoperative healing was uneventful with a marked improvement in patient's appearance and oral hygiene.
Abstract Coffin-Siris Syndrome (CSS) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by intellectual disability, coarse facial features, hypoplastic digits/nails, and hypertrichosis. The genes causative of CSS mainly encode the SWI/SNF complex, which contributes to chromatin remodeling and regulates the access of transcriptional factors to specific gene sites. While ARID1B mutations account for a third of all CSS cases, the condition's phenotypic features vary widely. We document the case of a girl with CSS who presented with a variant facial appearance, global developmental delay with speech impairment, agene...
Conclusions: Tufted angioma is a rare vascular neoplasm with diverse clinical manifestations and unique pathological features. It should be recognized as a vascular tumor with lymphatic differentiation. We emphasize the importance of considering tufted angioma in the differential diagnoses of any congenital or acquired vascular tumor.
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Publication date: Available online 4 November 2019Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck DiseasesAuthor(s): S.H.R. Hounkpatin, M.C. Flatin, A.F. Bouraima, H.N. Amegan, M.A.F. Toukourou Adios, W. AdjibabiAbstractObjectiveTo study rhinologic signs associated with nasal tobacco (snuff) intake in Parakou, northern Benin.Materials and methodsA cross-sectional descriptive comparative study included 300 tobacco snuff takers and 300 subjects who did not use tobacco at all. The sampling technique was a stratified 4-stage random sample for non-users and a convenience non-random sample for snuff takers.ResultsT...
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CONCLUSION: With caveats in mind, our study identifies this osteopontin-derived peptide as an effective, novel inhibitory principle for human hair growth ex vivo and in vivo, which deserves systematic clinical testing in hirsutism and hypertrichosis. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31487385 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]