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What are the complications of hypertrichosis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Complications from hypertrichosis depend on the primary disease. For instance, acquired hypertrichosis that is caused by cancer or AIDS will have various complications that could be fatal. Additionally, you might not be able to discontinue a particular drug if your life depends on that drug. Hypertrichosis itself has no life threatening complications. What you might be concerned with is the every day management of the condition and the efforts used to remove the excessive hair.

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