UPDATE ON IDIOPATHIC HIRSUTISM: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

@article{Erem2013UPDATEOI,
  title={UPDATE ON IDIOPATHIC HIRSUTISM: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT},
  author={Cihangir Erem},
  journal={Acta Clinica Belgica},
  year={2013},
  volume={68},
  pages={268 - 274}
}
  • C. Erem
  • Published 1 July 2013
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Acta Clinica Belgica
Abstract Idiopathic hirsutism (IH) is defined as hirsutism in conjunction with normal ovulatory function and normal serum androgen levels. The pathogenesis of IH is still not clear. Increased peripheral 5α-reductase enzyme activity and abnormalities of androgen receptor gene polymorphisms have been postulated to explain the pathogenesis of this disorder. It is diagnosed in women who have hirsutism, normal ovulatory function, and normal levels of serum total or free testosterone. Combination… 
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