Hypertrichosis cubiti: Disappearance of an hereditary trait with age

Vito Di Lernia, Rudolf Happle

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Hypertrichosis cubiti (hairy elbows) is a localized form of increased hairiness involving the third distal of the upper arm and the proximal third of the forearm, bilaterally. The authors report this trait in a 7-year-old girl and in her father, who had experienced a disappearance of the increased hairiness with age. There was also hypertrichosis of the knees. This observation confirms that hypertrichosis cubiti is an hereditary trait showing a probably autosomal dominant mode of transmission and resolving spontaneously with age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-258
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Childhood
  • Hairness
  • Hairy elbows
  • Hairy knees
  • Hypertrichosis cubiti

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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