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Congenital Hypertrichosis Lanuginosa in a Father and Son

Linda De Raeve, MD, PhD; Kathelijn Keymolen, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(6):746-747. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.137.
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Congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa (CHL) is a rare disorder, with fewer than 50 cases reported in the literature. It is characterized by excessive lanugo hair present at birth covering the entire body surface except the mucosae, palms, and soles. It is considered to be an autosomal dominant disorder, but sporadic presentations are also reported. We report herein CHL in a father and son.

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Excessive hairiness on the trunk with accentuation of the hairiness over the spine.

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