Hypertrichosis | Werewolf syndrome

What is Hypertrichosis?

Hypertrichosis is a medical condition that causes excessive hair growth on the body, including the face. While it is sometimes referred to as “werewolf syndrome,” this is a misleading and stigmatizing term. Hypertrichosis is a real medical condition that affects real people, and using terms like “werewolf syndrome” can be hurtful and discriminatory.

The term “werewolf syndrome” likely originated from historical accounts of individuals with hypertrichosis being treated as freaks or monsters. However, it is important to recognize that hypertrichosis is a medical condition that requires compassionate and respectful treatment, just like any other medical condition.

It is important to use accurate and respectful language when referring to medical conditions like hypertrichosis to reduce stigma and discrimination.

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