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Transcript of hypertrichosis

Hypertrichosis Hypertrichosis was discovered in 1982 when they found a Mexican family with a rare genetic mutation that causes fur like hair to grow all over their bodies. They were forced to hide in their home and could only obtain work in a circus. Description- Hypertrichosis is excessive hair all over the body giving a person a wolf looking characteristic. This is a disorder associated with anorexia, systemic illness, and metabolic disorders. Men with the syndrome have hair covering their faces and eyelids, while women grow thick patches on their bodies. This disorder can be present at birth. Their is no answer to whether this disorder can be transmitted unless it is passed down from parent to offspring. This is an example of how you would look if you had hypertrichosis. Treatment depends on the amount of hair growth, area, and the patient characteristics. The most common treatment are plucking, shaving, chemical depilation, and laser application. The most promising treatment will be laser treatment it holds a promise of being permanent hair removers in the future. Jesus Aceves Stephan Bibrowski Fedor Jeftichew Annie Jones Julia Pastrana Was born with hypertrichosis,
and took part in the 19th-century
exhibition in Europe. She was born
in 1834 somewhere in the Sierra of
Sinaloa state. Her body and face were
covered with straight black hair. Was an American woman born in Virginia. She worked with showman P. T. Barnum as a circus attraction due to her beard cause by hypertrichosis. Was known as Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy. He was a famous sideshow performer who was brought to the United States of America by P.T. Barnum. Known as Lionel the Lion-faced Man, was a famous sideshow performer. He had a appearance of a lion due to the long hair that covered his entire body Also known as Chuy Aceves was born in Loreto, Zacatecas, Mexico. He is the second person in his family born with hypertrichosis. His face is covered with hair making him resemble the legendary wolfman. Chuy is married and has two daughters, one of them has this condition. His sister, named Lili, was also born with hypertrichosis. I chose this disorder because it was interesting researching
people with wolf like characteristics and learning how their bodies had excessive long hair. Something that stood out to me was that hypertrichosis is a disorder that doesn't really hurt your body in any way except appearance, but even though people enjoy the way people with hypertrichosis look. Credits



http://www.livescience.com/14430-werewolf-disorder-gene-discovered-excess-hair.html The cause of hipertrichosis was found when a man in China with congenital hypertrichosis helped researchers break the case. Xue Zhang, a professor of medical genetics at the Peking Union Medical College, tested the man and his family and found an extra chunk of genes on the X chromosome. The researchers then returned to the Mexican family and also found an extra gene chunk (which was different from that of the Chinese man) in the same location of their X chromosomes.
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