The real-life werewolf: 13-year-old boy's rare condition has left his face covered in HAIR

Lalit Patidar, from Ratlam in central India, was born with a condition called hypertrichosis which causes excessive hair growth on his face – the disorder is also known as 'werewolf syndrome'.
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We present a case of 8-months-old infant with TA over the right forearm with classical clinical, histoptahological and immunohistochemistry features.
Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBecker ’s nevus is a common pigmented dermatosis, usually featured by ipsilateral pigmented patch with hypertrichosis. Becker’s nevus is often treated with various types of lasers although other regimens are available. However, clinical outcomes appear inconsistent among studies. To summarize the clini cal outcomes of Becker’s nevus treated with lasers via literature review. A variety of lasers had been used alone or in combination to treat Becker’s nevus. Laser wavelengths used for Becker’s nevus ranged from 504 to 10,600 nm, while the number of treatment varied from 1 to 12 sess...
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid is a rare and debilitating disease that affects bodily mucous membranes, especially those of the eyes and oropharynx. It results in ocular surface disease leading to scarring, lid abnormalities and vision loss. Hypertrichosis associated with increased local prostaglandin levels due to topical medication or other types of ocular inflammation has been well documented. We hypothesize that mucous membrane pemphigoid also increases local prostaglandin levels and this increased concentration of prostaglandin contributes to an enhanced lash growth rate.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study not only extended the clinical and mutation spectrum ofSLC29A3 in H syndrome, but also showed that short children should be assessed according to the guidelines for short stature in children.Horm Res Paediatr
Source: Hormone Research in Paediatrics - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
We report on 7 burn patients who developed hypertrichosis following application of pressure garment/silicone therapy to prevent hypertrophic scarring.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research
Epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy has been increasingly employed in the treatment of a variety of tumors. The authors report the rarely documented side effect of trichiasis with the use of Afatinib in a patient with spinal chordoma and review-related literature. A 67-year-old lady was referred to the oculoplastic service with a 3-month history of ocular irritation and pain associated with blurred vision. She has a 4-year history of spinal chordoma treated with daily Afatinib 50 mg over the past 6 months. Clinical examination revealed trichomegaly and trichiasis affecting all 4 eyelid...
Source: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
We describe the case of a patient who simultaneously developed a single psoriatic plaque and overlying localized hypertrichosis after plaster application. This concurrence is exceptional and may be explained by the expression of several growth factors and cytokines influencing both the hair cycle and the psoriatic inflammatory working.
Source: International Journal of Trichology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, men can develop scrotal changes due to either intrinsic (aging) or extrinsic (trauma) causes, but nonsurgical interventions and surgical procedures are available for the management of these conditions in individuals who desire to rejuvenate their scrotum.
Source: Dermatology and Therapy - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Authors: Barreiro-González A, Barranco-González H, Aviñó-Martínez J, López Blanco E, Gutiérrez Ontalvilla P, Évole-Buselli M Abstract Barber-Say syndrome is an unusual dysplasia caused by the mutation of the TWIST2 gene (2q37.3), which encodes a protein that acts at an epigenetic level. The case is presented of a 2-day-old male child in whom ectropion, hypertelorism, hypertrichosis and other dysmorphic features led to the clinical diagnosis of Barber-Say syndrome, which was later confirmed with genetic tests. Around 20 cases have been reported on this syndrome...
Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundSkin lesions are very common among organ transplant recipients (OTR), particularly infections and tumors, because of the immunosuppressive state these patients are put in.Methods177 OTR were examined. Skin lesions were categorized into neoplastic, infectious, and inflammatory diseases.ResultsThe mean age of OTR was 52  years, the mean age at transplantation was 42.7 years, and kidney was the most common organ transplanted (72%). Skin lesions were found in 147 patients (83%). Cutaneous infections were seen in 106 patients (60%). Warts (30%) had the larger incidence and were associated with azathi...
Source: International Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Report Source Type: research
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