A practical approach to hirsutism.

Title

A practical approach to hirsutism.

Creator

Gilchrist V J; Hecht B R

Publisher

American Family Physician

Date

1995
1995-11

Description

Women often express concern about what they consider to be excess body or facial hair. This surplus of hair may be normal or it may signal hypertrichosis or hirsutism. Hirsutism may be idiopathic, secondary to increased responsiveness of hair follicles to normal circulating levels of androgens, or it may result from an excess of androgens, which may be exogenous, or of ovarian or adrenal origin. The evaluation of hirsutism must include the identification, or exclusion, of androgen-producing tumors, but other extensive evaluation is controversial. Treatment includes local measures, antiandrogenic therapy and treatment focused on the underlying source of excess androgen.

Subject

Female; Humans; Algorithms; *Hirsutism/etiology/physiopathology/therapy

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1837–1846

Issue

6

Volume

52

Citation

Gilchrist V J; Hecht B R, “A practical approach to hirsutism.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 28, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5429.

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