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The boy whose face is fully covered

Hypertrichosis is characterized by excessive hair growth all over the body. The two types of hypertrichosis are generalized hypertrichosis, which affects the entire body, and localized hypertrichosis, which affects a specific area. Congenital hypertrichosis (existing at birth) and acquired hypertrichosis are the two types of hypertrichosis (present later in life). With the exception of androgen-dependent hair in the pubic area, face, and axillary regions, excessive hair production occurs in portions of the skin. Several circus sideshow performers in the 19th and early 20th centuries suffered from hypertrichosis, including Julia Pastrana. Many of them pretended to be freaks, claiming to possess both human and animal characteristics. Hypertrichosis is classified using two methods. In one, they are characterized as generalized or localized hypertrichosis, while in the other, they are classified as congenital or acquired hypertrichosis. Congenital hypertrichosis, unlike acquired hypertrichosis, is caused by genetic abnormalities and is relatively uncommon. At birth, congenital hypertrichosis is always present.
Congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa is a condition in which a baby is fully covered in fine lanugo hair at birth. Lanugo hair sheds before birth and is replaced by vellus hair in typical conditions; however, lanugo hair stays after delivery in a person with congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa. Mucous membranes are untouched, as are the palms and soles of the feet. The lanugo hair may thin out with time, leaving only a few hypertrichosis regions.

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