Congenital hypertrichosis terminalis
is a slight variation on the genetic
condition of hypertrichosis lanuginosa
, the two are definately not the same. In the latter the main symptom
is all-over body hair
growth that is unpigmented
, whereas in the terminalis
variant the hair is
This condition is usually assiociated with teeth defects (gingival hyperplasia).
Julia Pastrana was thought to have suffered from this condition however careful examination of the preserved remains shows it to be terminalis rather than langinosa.