The clinical evaluation of hirsutism

@article{Somani2008TheCE,
  title={The clinical evaluation of hirsutism},
  author={Najwa Somani and Shannon Harrison and Wilma Fowler Bergfeld},
  journal={Dermatologic Therapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={21}
}
ABSTRACT:  Hirsutism is a disorder of excess growth of terminal hairs in androgen‐dependent areas in women. Other cutaneous conditions associated with androgen excess are androgenetic alopecia, acanthosis nigricans, and acne. Hirsutism is often associated with measurably elevated androgen levels, but not in all cases. Androgens in women arise from the ovary and adrenal glands, and peripherally from skin and fat. The most common cause of hirsutism is polycystic ovarian syndrome. Patients with… 
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