Spanish Kids Get ‘Werewolf Syndrome’ in Medicine Mix-UP

August 28, 2019

(Medical Xpress) – At least 17 children developed so-called “werewolf syndrome” in a major medicine mix-up in Spain, the health ministry said Wednesday.  They are suffering from the rare condition known as hypertrichosis that causes abnormal hair growth. The alert was given in June after parents started noticing their kids—some of them babies—were growing hair all over their body after taking what they thought was omeprazole, a drug that helps with gastric reflux.