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Woman Grows Hair Out of Her Gums in Rare Medical Case

February 10, 2020
by Health24 News

We all tend to be a bit squeamish at the idea of finding a stray hair in a plate of food – or even worse, finding it in your mouth.

But in a rare medical case, published in the journal Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, a 19-year old woman from Italy sprouted eyelash-like hairs from the soft gum tissue directly behind her upper front teeth.

A potential clue

When the stunned doctors dug deeper into medical literature, only five other cases were found – all men.

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