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Hypertrichosis in Adult
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Hypertrichosis in Adult

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Contributors: Michael D. Tharp MD, Neil Shear MD
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Synopsis

An increase in nonsexual (non-androgen dependent) hair growth. It may be drug-induced or associated with another condition. The pattern of hair growth is most useful in differentiating between hypertrichosis and hirsutism. In hirsutism, excessive hair growth is localized to androgen-dependent areas (beard area, pubic area); in hypertrichosis, it is not.

Increased length and diameter of eyelashes is seen with untreated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Minoxidil and cyclosporine are the most commonly implicated causes of iatrogenic hypertrichosis. Children and adolescents may be more susceptible to the development of hypertrichosis from diazoxide or cyclosporine. Hair growth may regress following discontinuation of a causative drug.

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ICD10CM:
L68.9 – Hypertrichosis, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
29966009 – Hypertrichosis

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Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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Last Updated: 01/03/2018
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