Rare syndrome diagnosed: woman lashes grow similar hair between the teeth

The woman visited for the first time in 2009 – at the time she was 19 years old – the Doctors, because your eyelashes sprouts similar hair between the teeth, as "Livescience" reported. The physician diagnosed the so-called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS): The sex hormone level is imbalanced, it can lead to excessive hair growth in face and other parts of the body, for example on the back.

Anti baby pill helps

The woman the gums hair surgeon have been removed, and furthermore, she was prescribed a contraceptive pill to regulate hormone levels. With success: a Few months later there were no signs of more hair growth in the mouth. After the woman had deposed six years later, the pill – now 25 years old, began the hair to sprout again in the mouth. Not only there: Also in the chin and neck, the hair grew excessively.

Only a few such cases

The Doctors removed the hair again. Different than requested, you came back to early follow-up, but only a year later, as you have more hair from the gums grew and were removed.

A team of researchers headed by Chrystyna Zhurakivska, a dental specialist at the University of Foggia, reported in the journal "Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology" of the case. Therefore, only five previous similar cases of hair growth are available in the medical literature known.

Syndrome is not curable

PCOS can’t be cured, which is why the hair would probably return again, as Chrystyna Zhurakivska the Portal "Gizmodo" said. Continued hormonal contraception can reduce the symptoms however. Why the woman dropped the pill, is not known, one possible explanation is that they wanted to have children.

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