Learn About Gingival Fibromatosis with Hypertrichosis

What is the definition of Gingival Fibromatosis with Hypertrichosis?
Gingival fibromatosis with hypertrichosis is a genetic condition that can cause profound overgrowth of hair and gums, as well as other variable features. Signs and symptoms may be present from birth or begin in later childhood to adolescence. The historical figure, Julia Pastrana and her infant son, likely had this syndrome. The underlying cause of gingival fibromatosis with hypertrichosis is unknown, but speculated to involve a heritable contiguous gene deletion. Gingival fibromatosis with hypertrichosis can be inhertied from an affected parent or occur for the first time in a family due to a new (spontaneous) genetic change in the affected person. An autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance has been demonstrated in individual families. The signs and symptoms of gingival fibromatosis with hypertrichosis overlap with a number of other gum overgrowth syndromes, such as Laband syndrome, juvenile hyaline fibromatosis and Jones syndrome. Improved understanding regarding the cause, will likely aid in distinguishing these syndromes in the future.
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What are the alternative names for Gingival Fibromatosis with Hypertrichosis?
  • Hypertrichosis terminalis, generalized, with gingival hyperplasia
  • Extreme hirsutism with gingival fibromatosis
  • Hereditary gingival fibromatosis with hypertrichosis
Who are the top Gingival Fibromatosis with Hypertrichosis Local Doctors?
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University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf

Hamburg, HH, DE 

Fanny Kortum is in Hamburg, Germany. Kortum is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Gingival Fibromatosis with Hypertrichosis. She is also highly rated in 7 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Gingival Fibromatosis with Hypertrichosis, Glucose Phosphate Isomerase Deficiency, Achalasia Microcephaly Syndrome, and Microcephaly.

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University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf

Hamburg, HH, DE 

Kerstin Kutsche is in Hamburg, Germany. Kutsche is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Gingival Fibromatosis with Hypertrichosis. She is also highly rated in 35 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Gingival Fibromatosis with Hypertrichosis, Microphthalmia with Linear Skin Defects Syndrome, Microphthalmia, and Cerebellar Hypoplasia.

 
 
 
 
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University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf

Hamburg, HH, DE 

Christiane Bauer is in Hamburg, Germany. Bauer is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Gingival Fibromatosis with Hypertrichosis. She is also highly rated in 1 other condition, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Gingival Fibromatosis with Hypertrichosis, Splenomegaly, Epilepsy, and Portal Hypertension.

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