A CASE OF FAMILIAL CONGENITAL HYPERTRICHOSIS LANUGINOSA
Dr. M. Gowri, Dr. S. Amudhadevi, Dr. K. Selvaraju, *Dr. K. S. Kumaravel and Dr. G. Balaji
A female baby born by preterm delivery (30-32 weeks), born of a non-consanguinous marriage presented with increased presence of hair over her whole body since birth. Newborn care was given for prematurity and low birth weight at the neonatal intensive care unit for three weeks. The baby had a thick covering of smooth and fine hair at the time of birth, which began to shed after two weeks. Mother had gestational diabetes mellitus and was on insulin and oral hypoglycemic drugs. A similar clinical picture of increased hair growth was present in the mother and also in the previous sibling. In both of them the hair shedding started few weeks after birth.
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