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June 1970

Congenital Hypertrichosis Lanuginosa

Author Affiliations


From the Division of Medical Genetics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Beighton is now with St. Thomas' Hospital, London.

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(6):669-672. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000060041010

Congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa is a rare familial disorder, characterized by generalized hairiness. Excessive hair appeared in a boy during early infancy. By the age of 4 years, the face, trunk, and limbs were covered with long hair, and only the mucous membranes and the palms and soles were spared. In distinction to previously reported cases, his teeth were normal.

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