John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


A case of hypertrichosis lanuginosa acquisita as a sign of malignancy Volume 27, issue 1, January-February 2017


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1 Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR
2 Oregon Health & Science University Department of Dermatology, Portland, OR
3 PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center, Longview, WA, USA

A 69-year-old woman was referred by her primary care physician with concerns about excessive hair growth on her face during the previous six months (figure 1). She had a history of psoriasis on her scalp and elbows, rosacea, onychomycosis, and basal cell carcinoma on her left upper back. She had quit smoking more than 30 years prior. Her review of systems was negative for weight change, change in bowel or bladder habits, dyspnea, and lymphadenopathy. She was on no new medications. Physical exam was [...]