Abstract With the popularization of the steroid hormones as therapeutic procedures, acquired hypertrichosis has become of increasing importance. Permanent acquired hypertrichosis is a well recognized manifestation cf adrenal cortical tumors or tumors of the anterior lobe of the pituitary and ovary. Localized acquired hypertrichosis has been described by Ressmann and Butterworth1 and more recently by Zeligman and Scalia.* In a search of the literature, I failed to find any report of generalized acquired hypertrichosis following traumatic shock. The present report deals with such a case in which spontaneous involution of the condition followed resumption of the normal menstrual cycle. REPORT OF A CASE M. L. W., a 14-year-old white girl, was admitted to the hospital on Aug. 31, 1953, after an automobile accident in which she sustained lacerated wounds of the face and shoulder, abrasions of the right shoulder, lacerated wound of the liver and a References 1. Zeligman, I., and Scalia, S. B.: Study in Progress. 2. Ressmann, A. C., and Butterworth, T.: Localized Acquired Hypertrichosis , A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 65:458, 1952.
A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology – American Medical Association
Published: Mar 1, 1955