Androgen and estrogen formation in women with ovarian hyperthecosis.

  title={Androgen and estrogen formation in women with ovarian hyperthecosis.},
  author={James Aiman and Clare D. Edman and RichardJ. Worley and Frank Vellios and Paul C. Macdonald},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={51 1},
Women with ovarian hyperthecosis were studied and found to have a plasma testosterone production rate of 2.1 mg/day, a value eight times greater than that of nonhirsute, ovulatory women. The severity of hirsutism and virilization in these women was more closely correlated with the amount of testosterone produced than with plasma testosterone concentrations. The mean plasma production rates of androstenedione in these women, 8.6 mg/day, was more than three times that found in young women with no… CONTINUE READING

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