Visually scoring hirsutism


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Yildiz B. O., Bolour S., Woods K., Moore A., Azziz R.

HUMAN REPRODUCTION UPDATE, vol.16, no.1, pp.51-64, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/humupd/dmp024
  • Journal Name: HUMAN REPRODUCTION UPDATE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-64
  • Keywords: hirsutism, hair growth, androgen excess, polycystic ovary syndrome, POLYCYSTIC-OVARY-SYNDROME, BODY HAIR-GROWTH, ANDROGEN EXCESS, CYPROTERONE-ACETATE, WHITE WOMEN, ORNITHINE-DECARBOXYLASE, IDIOPATHIC HIRSUTISM, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, DOUBLE-BLIND, PREVALENCE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Hirsutism is the presence of excess body or facial terminal (coarse) hair growth in females in a male-like pattern, affects 5-15% of women, and is an important sign of underlying androgen excess. Different methods are available for the assessment of hair growth in women.