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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-86

Localized hypertrichosis following vaccination in an infant


Department of Dermatology, Swami Dayanand Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Kajal Manchanda
Department of Dermatology, Swami Dayanand Hospital, New Delhi - 110 093
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.188037

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Hypertrichosis is characterized by increased hair growth independent of androgen excess. There are various causes of acquired localized hypertrichosis including chronic irritation and inflammation. Localised hypertrichosis following pentavalent vaccine has not been described previously in Indian literature. We hereby report a case of a 4-month-old healthy infant presenting with focal circumscribed areas of hypertrichosis over anterolateral aspect of bilateral thighs at the site of vaccination.


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