Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Filter by Categories
15th National Conference of the IAOMFP, Chennai, 2006
Abstract
Abstracts from current literature
Acne in India: Guidelines for management - IAA Consensus Document
Addendum
Announcement
Art & Psychiatry
Article
Articles
Association Activities
Association Notes
Award Article
Book Review
Brief Report
Case Analysis
Case Letter
Case Letters
Case Notes
Case Report
Case Reports
Clinical and Laboratory Investigations
Clinical Article
Clinical Studies
Clinical Study
Commentary
Conference Oration
Conference Summary
Continuing Medical Education
Correspondence
Corrigendum
Cosmetic Dermatology
Cosmetology
Current Best Evidence
Current View
Derma Quest
Dermato Surgery
Dermatopathology
Dermatosurgery Specials
Dispensing Pearl
Do you know?
Drug Dialogues
e-IJDVL
Editor Speaks
Editorial
Editorial Remarks
Editorial Report
Editorial Report - 2007
Editorial report for 2004-2005
Errata
Erratum
Focus
Fourth All India Conference Programme
From Our Book Shelf
From the Desk of Chief Editor
General
Get Set for Net
Get set for the net
Guest Article
Guest Editorial
History
How I Manage?
IADVL Announcement
IADVL Announcements
IJDVL Awards
IJDVL AWARDS 2015
IJDVL Awards 2018
IJDVL Awards 2019
IJDVL Awards 2020
IJDVL International Awards 2018
Images in Clinical Practice
In Memorium
Inaugural Address
Index
Knowledge From World Contemporaries
Leprosy Section
Letter in Response to Previous Publication
Letter to Editor
Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor - Case Letter
Letter to the Editor - Letter in Response to Published Article
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - LETTERS IN RESPONSE TO PUBLISHED ARTICLES
Letter to the Editor - Observation Letter
Letter to the Editor - Study Letter
Letter to the Editor - Therapy Letter
Letter to the Editor: Articles in Response to Previously Published Articles
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor - Letter in Response to Previously Published Articles
Letters to the Editor: Case Letters
Letters to the Editor: Letters in Response to Previously Published Articles
Medicolegal Window
Messages
Miscellaneous Letter
Musings
Net Case
Net case report
Net Image
Net Letter
Net Quiz
Net Study
New Preparations
News
News & Views
Obervation Letter
Obituary
Observation Letter
Observation Letters
Oration
Original Article
ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION
Original Contributions
Pattern of Skin Diseases
Pearls
Pediatric Dermatology
Pediatric Rounds
Perspective
Presedential Address
Presidential Address
Presidents Remarks
Quiz
Recommendations
Regret
Report
Report of chief editor
Report of Hon : Treasurer IADVL
Report of Hon. General Secretary IADVL
Research Methdology
Research Methodology
Resident page
Resident's Page
Resident’s Page
Residents' Corner
Residents' Corner
Residents' Page
Retraction
Review
Review Article
Review Articles
Revision Corner
Self Assessment Programme
SEMINAR
Seminar: Chronic Arsenicosis in India
Seminar: HIV Infection
Short Communication
Short Communications
Short Report
Special Article
Specialty Interface
Studies
Study Letter
Supplement-Photoprotection
Supplement-Psoriasis
Symposium - Contact Dermatitis
Symposium - Lasers
Symposium - Pediatric Dermatoses
Symposium - Psoriasis
Symposium - Vesicobullous Disorders
SYMPOSIUM - VITILIGO
Symposium Aesthetic Surgery
Symposium Dermatopathology
Symposium-Hair Disorders
Symposium-Nails Part I
Symposium-Nails-Part II
Tables
Technology
Therapeutic Guidelines
Therapeutic Guidelines - IADVL
Therapeutics
Therapy
Therapy Letter
View Point
Viewpoint
What’s new in Dermatology
View/Download PDF
Images in Clinical Practice
ARTICLE IN PRESS
doi:
10.25259/IJDVL_448_20
CROSSMARK LOGO Buy Reprints
PDF

Paraneoplastic hypertrichosis lanuginosa acquisita

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Reina Sofía Universitary Hospital, Córdoba, Spain
Department of Dermatology, University Clinic of Navarra, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Corresponding author: Dr. Pedro Jesús Gómez-Arias, Department of Dermatology & Venereology. Reina Sofía Universitary Hospital, Avenida de Menéndez Pidal s/n, Córdoba 14004, Spain. pjga10@hotmail.com
Licence
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

How to cite this article: Gómez-Arias PJ, Vélez AJ, Salido-Vallejo R. Paraneoplastic hypertrichosis lanuginosa acquisita. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2021;XX:1-2.

A man in his 70s consulted for the growth of fine long, white, fetus-like hair over his face that was noticed in the past one month [Figures 1-3]. A diagnosis of acquired hypertrichosis lanuginosa was made. Computerized tomography scan and biopsy confirmed an advanced lung adenocarcinoma. The patient denied chemotherapy treatment and was referred to the palliative care unit, and he died five months after diagnosis. The skin condition showed no changes during follow-up.

Figure 1:: Acquired paraneoplastic hypertrichosis. The appearance of fine hair on the forehead and pinna
Figure 2:: Acquired paraneoplastic hypertrichosis lanuginosa. White fine hair on the patient’s nose, a usually hairless site
Figure 3:: Excessive growth of fine white lanugo over the pinna

Acquired hypertrichosis lanuginosa is a rare paraneoplastic cutaneous syndrome, reported to be associated with colorectal or pulmonary adenocarcinomas and is considered a poor prognostic sign for patients with such carcinomas. The growth of lanugo hair seems to be triggered by an embryonic-like peptide produced by the tumor. A screening for occult malignant neoplasms must be performed in all cases.

Declaration of patient consent

The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent.

Financial support and sponsorship

Nil.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.


Fulltext Views
828

PDF downloads
72
View/Download PDF
Download Citations
BibTeX
RIS
Show Sections