Hypertrichosis

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Hypertrichosis

b)Congenital(Noticeable at birth): Scientists aren’t sure what causes this, though they say that the chromosome xq24-q27.1 could be a part of it as well as 8q, chromosome 17, and gene MAP2K6(http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00275189 and http://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(02)61504-X/abstract)c)No specific gender or age is affected by this mutation(http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1072987-overview#a0199), as it can be either obtained genetically, causing said person to have it at birth, or it can be obtained after birth at any point.d)Depending on whether it’s congenital or acquired, the main symptom/sign is excess hair. If congenital, then all over the body. If acquired, then mostly around the face, chest and stomach, as well as armpits.(http://dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/hypertrichosis.html)

Features

Hypertrichosis(Werewolf Syndrome)

Detection

a)There are no tests needed to diagnose this, as it will appear in obvious areas of the body, such as the face and chest.

a)The only desirable type of treatment that there is is to get hair removal, though laser hair removal has been shown to have a slightly better effect, meaning that it does not have to be done as often.(Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology: Sixth Edition (Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology)(Book)) You can use medications to remove the possible cause of the mutation, though they have several undesirable side effects.

Treatment

a)There is no real support as the mutation is just excess hair growth. There is a group called the National Alopecia Areata Foundation that can help you find support groups for this disorder, though they are more centered on Alopecia Areata.(https://www.naaf.org/find-support/support-groups) Some ways that people have coped with it is to join the circus or a freak show.b)There is no real support besides laser or non-laser hair removal. There is a group called the National Alopecia Areata Foundation that can help you find support groups for this disorder, though they are more centered on Alopecia Areata.

Support/Coping/Adaption

a)There is no true treatment for this mutation besides hair removal.(Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology: Sixth Edition (Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology)(Book)) It’s meant to just remove the excess hair until it grows back. One possible treatment is to use medications to remove the possible factor that causes the mutation, though the medications usually have undesirable side effects.b)One career is Genetic Counselor. These counselors help individuals or families through a diagnoses of a disease/disorder. They know much about current research, testing and how to interpret genetic testing results. One final thing that they do is give their patients plenty of information so that they can decide for themselves what is best for them.(http://geneticcounselling.biology.ualberta.ca/) Another career is Genetic Scientist. They analyze how genes act and create ways to detect diseases. They also help patients with hereditary diseases and disorders, as well as help treat them. They also sometimes give gene therapy treatments.(http://study.com/articles/Genetic_Scientist_Job_Description_Duties_and_Requirements.html)

Research

The Bearded Lady(Jennifer Miller)

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beforeitsnews.com

http://archive.voxmagazine.com/stories/2011/09/29/interview-jennifer-miller-bearded-lady/

Defenition

Excess growth of hair

Video describing the different types of hypertrichosis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-z0u6A1aV8

By: Alexander Ritzie


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