Science Friday (3/3): Hypertrichosis (sometimes called werewolf syndrome) is characterized by excessive hair growth over the body. This condition may be either congenital (there since birth) or acquired.
3/3. But I've always found genetic disorders, issues, etc interesting. It lets us know just how fragile the human body actually is at it's most basic elements.
Ah! Got me on this last one, 2/3. Nice series!
I knew this existed, but I thought it was only congenital.
I had thought so, too.
Bah! Complete guess. Went for genetic all the way. Acquired? Not a believer.
2/3. Pretty much a coin flip for me - no prior knowledge of its being acquirable.
I remember this on a CSI episode quite a while ago.
that could be interesting.
Darn it! I missed this one but am glad to have learned from it. Good series, fire :)
Genetic if I remember right
Lame. Totally got fooled by this one
This condition may be acquired after birth due to many reasons, including side effects of drugs and cancer. It can be general, covering large portions of the body, or localized, covering only specific regions.
Darn! Got me with that one :)
With this condition looking so similar to the mythical werewolf, and the possibility to develop this condition later in life, this may have had some role in the birth of the werewolf legend.
Pretty much exactly what I was going to say.
There was a character with the congenital form that figured in a mystery I read some years ago... wish I could remember the book.
Rats, I thought it was only congenital.
It think it is only congenital.
I think so too.
That's my thought too. But maybe if someone with it bites you? ;-)
can be acquired.