Werewolf Syndrome (Hypertrichosis)
Werewolf syndrome is heredity.
It is an abnormal amount of hair growth over the body.
Can be either congenital (present at birth) or acquired later in life.
Congenital generalized hypertrichosis has a dominant pattern of inheritance and has been linked to chromosome x24.
An affected female (carrying the hypertrichosis gene) has a 50% chance of passing it to her offspring.
An affected male will pass this form of hypertrichosis to his daughters, but never the sons.
There are no tests to diagnose this syndrome unless the doctor looks at the individual's history.
There is no cure for werewolf syndrome.