Some New Thoughts on the Pathophysiology and Genetics of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

@article{Strauss2003SomeNT,
  title={Some New Thoughts on the Pathophysiology and Genetics of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome},
  author={Jerome F Strauss},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={997}
}
  • J. Strauss
  • Published 1 November 2003
  • Biology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder of unknown etiology, but several lines of evidence suggest that there is an underlying genetic cause for PCOS. Studies of first‐degree relatives of women diagnosed with PCOS reveal familial clustering of the disease, particularly hyperandrogenemia. A prospective study of first‐degree female relatives of PCOS women found that 46% of ascertainable sisters of PCOS women were hyperandrogenemic. The serum bioavailable testosterone in… 

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