Hypertrichosis lanuginosa developed in a patient with carcinoma of the bladder. After regional lymph node metastases
became evident, soft, fine, blond hair developed on his entire
body, with the exception of the soles and the palms. Extensive
endocrinologic evaluation demonstrated depressed testosterone
levels and elevated levels of leutinizing hormone, changes not
thought to be related to the hair growth. To our knowledge, this
patient constitutes the second reported case of this rare syndrome in association with bladder carcinoma.
(Arch Intern Med 140:969-970, 1980)
Gonzalez JJ, Ungaro PC, Hooper JW, Werk EE. Acquired Hypertrichosis Lanuginosa. Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(7):969–970. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00040020969018
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