A hairy development in hypertrichosis: a brief review of Ambras syndrome

Dermatol Online J. 2007 Jul 13;13(3):8.


Ambras syndrome was described less than 20 years ago. The initial report focused on the subtle, but important distinguishing characteristics that separate this from other forms of congenital hypertrichosis. This review, we examine this fascinating syndrome, and the current scientific perspectives in discussion. This review will help increase and expand our knowledge base of this uncommon syndrome, and should encourage future dermatologic analysis and reports on Ambras syndrome.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Genetic Techniques
  • Hair / pathology
  • History, 16th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Hypertrichosis / congenital
  • Hypertrichosis / diagnosis
  • Hypertrichosis / history*
  • Prognosis
  • Syndrome
  • Terminology as Topic