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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 219-222

Werewolf syndrome associated with gingival fibromatosis: A rare case report


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Guru Nanak Dev Dental College and Research Institute, Sunam, Punjab, India

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Dr. Mysore K Sunil
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Guru Nanak Dev Dental College and Research Institute, Sunam - 148 028, Punjab
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.195144

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Hypertrichosis is a rare disorder that causes abnormal excessive body hair growth. Hypertrichosis has informally been called werewolf syndrome because the appearance is similar to that of a werewolf. It is often associated with additional anomalies including gingival hyperplasia, deafness, cardiomegaly and bone abnormalities. The association of gingival fibromatosis and a coarse facies could further worsen the esthetics. Thus, a multidisciplinary approach involving a psychologist, a dentist as well as a dermatologist would be mandatory. We present this rare syndrome describing a case of a 9-year-old boy with congenital hypertrichosis and gingival fibromatosis. The growth being normal, the features of this boy were similar to hypertrichosis. Hypertrichosis has informally been called werewolf syndrome because the appearance is similar to the werewolf.


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