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Hirsutism: Evaluation and treatment

Author(s): Sachdeva Silonie

Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology
ISSN 0019-5154

Volume: 55;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Hirsutism | evaluation | treatment

Hirsutism is a common clinical condition seen in female patients of all ages. It affects around 5-10% of the women and is a common presenting complaint in the dermatological out patient department for cosmetic reasons. The cause is mainly hyperandrogeneism, which may be ovarian or adrenal. It may be part of a rare metabolic syndrome, drug induced, or just idiopathic. Hirsutism has a huge psychosocial impact, especially in the young females. This article reviews the current evaluation guidelines and management of hirsutism.
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