Idiopathic premature ovarian failure in 63 young women.

@article{Massin2006IdiopathicPO,
  title={Idiopathic premature ovarian failure in 63 young women.},
  author={Nathalie Massin and Camille Czernichow and Elisabeth Thibaud and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Kuttenn and Michel Polak and Philippe Touraine},
  journal={Hormone research},
  year={2006},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={89-95}
}
BACKGROUND Premature ovarian failure (POF) in adolescents is defined as primary or secondary amenorrhea associated with high follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels. In normal 46,XX patients, its etiology is most often unknown. We have evaluated the clinical, hormonal and ovarian phenotypes in patients with a normal karyotype who were diagnosed with POF before the age of 18. METHODS Sixty-three patients were included in this retrospective study. RESULTS The mean patient age was 20.4 years… CONTINUE READING

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