A real-life werewolf, or the world's HAIRIEST man?
Larry Gomez, of San Bernardino, California, was born with congenital generalized hypertrichosis - a rare genetic disorder that strikes less than 100 people worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Cutaneous Lesions Associated with Occult Spinal Dysraphism?
Discussion Neural tube defects are a group of disorders that arise during embryogenesis. They include anenephaly, exencephaly, meningmyelocoeles and encephalocoeles and other malformations including occult spinal dysraphism. Occult spinal dysraphism (OSD) has incomplete fusion of the midline elements of the spine including the bony, neural, and mesenchymal tissues but the abnormalities are covered by skin (ectodermal tissues) and therefore are not obvious. OSD has a higher risk of tethered spinal cord syndrome or other neurological/neurosurgical problems. Normally the caudal end of the spinal cord, the conus medullaris, ha...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

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. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Tocilizumab a'First Choice'  for PHID Syndrome Tocilizumab a'First Choice'  for PHID Syndrome
Tocilizumab should be the “ first choice ” for treatment of the autoinflammatory and cutaneous manifestations of pigmentary hypertrichosis and non-autoimmune insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (PHID) syndrome, say clinicians from the United Kingdom.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What are Potential Health Problems Associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
DiscussionPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 6-8% of reproductive-age women making it the most common endocrinopathy in this age group. There is no consensus on the specific diagnostic criteria for PCOS in adolescents as many of the characteristics overlap with normal adolescent physiology. However, patients should have evidence of hyperandrogenism, oligo- or amenorrhea, and potentially polycystic ovaries. PCOS has a genetic component although a specific gene has not been identified. Incidence of PCOS is 20-40% for a woman with a family history. Hyperandrogenism Androgen levels change during puberty therefore actual ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 5, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: What Lies Beneath These Crusted Hands?
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 53-year-old man with a history of alcoholism presented with erosions on his hands. He said that they had started as vesicles, but now some of them had crusted. He had also noticed some hypertrichosis on his temples, along with redness of his face, which he thought was unusual. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - January 19, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Chinese girl with Hypertrichosis is covered from head to toe in coarse dark hair
Xiaoling, eight, from Guilin City in southern China's Guangxi region, was born with Hypertrichosis, a rare genetic condition which causes excess hair. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living with werewolf syndrome: Mother and children undergo laser treatment
Devi Budhathoki, 38, and her children Manjura, 14, and Niraj, 12, from a remote village in northern Nepal suffers from Congenital Hypertrichosis Lanuginosa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news