4 Possible Causes for Lanugo in USA

  • Hypertrichosis

    In normal circumstances, lanugo hair is shed before birth and replaced by vellus hair; however, in a person with congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa, the lanugo hair remains … As the person ages, the lanugo hair may thin, leaving only limited areas of hypertrichosis. … Hypertrichosis lanuginosa Acquired hypertrichosis lanuginosa is characterized by rapid growth of lanugo hair, particularly on the face.[1]

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Lanugo: soft, fine hair growing over the face and body.[2]

  • Ablepharon Macrostomia Syndrome
  • Infantile Restrictive Dermopathy

Further symptoms


  1. Hypertrichosis, https://en.wikipedia.org/wi…
  2. Anorexia nervosa, https://en.wikipedia.org/wi…