Spain 'werewolf syndrome' child cases linked to wrong drug


August 28, 2019

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A number of children in Spain have had abnormal hair growth similar to "werewolf syndrome" after receiving incorrect medication, officials say.

Seventeen cases have been reported in Cantabria, València and Granada.

The children developed the symptoms after receiving medicine for a stomach condition that contained a drug used to treat alopecia, health regulators said.

"My son's forehead, cheeks, arms, legs and hands were covered with hair... it was very scary," one mother said.

To read more on this storey go to BBC - Child 'werewolf' syndrome