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What is the medical term for the condition where there is absolutely no hair on a body. How common is it? Is it sex-linked (I've known two women with this condition, but no men)? Is it hereditary? Thanks for any information you may have.
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alopecia is a condition where people lose their hair, but it sounds as though you mean hairless from birth, and I'm not sure if it applies to that.
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The name is "alopecia", and actually it could be ingerit but most common causes is by hormonal cause (hypothyroidism, malnourishment, etc) It dosn´t have sex preference. There`s a lot good treatment for that, time make the diference.
AnonymousThe name is "alopecia", and actually it could be ingerit but most common causes is by hormonal cause (hypothyroidism, malnourishment, etc) It dosn´t have sex preference. There`s a lot good treatment for that, time make the diference.
Alopecia is the loss of hair. The enquiry is about congenital hairlessness (never growing any hair), which is congenital hypotrichosis
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AnonymousThe name is "alopecia", and actually it could be ingerit but most common causes is by hormonal cause (hypothyroidism, malnourishment, etc) It dosn´t have sex preference. There`s a lot good treatment for that, time make the diference.
Alopecia is the loss of hair. The enquiry is about congenital hairlessness (never growing any hair), which is congenital hypotrichosis

Thanks indeed for the information. I hesitated to ask the person I know who has this affliction.
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A pleasure - it is interesting that there is more about this condition on the veterinary sites than the medical ones!
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Does this illness affect only to women? I don't remember the name but there was a referee with the same..well, he had no hair. Could it be another type of illness?Emotion: thinking
Not an illness - a condition - it can affect both men and women (and animals). However, it is extremely rare.

Alopecia - which is where people lose hair - is not so rare, and can range from a small patch to total body hair loss. It is also a typical side effect of a number of chemotherapy drugs.
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