What are the symptoms hypertrichosis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The major symptom of hypertrichosis is excessive hair growth on areas of the body that usually do not grow hair. Any underlying condition or malignancy, which causes the hypertrichosis, would have its own set of symptoms. These symptoms can vary depending on the underlying disease. For example, the drug phenytoin, can produce acne, as well as hyperplasia of the gums.

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