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Etiology of Hirsutism in Women Referring to Endocrinology Clinic in Ahwaz
Hajieh Shahbazian, Mehrnoosh Zakerkish , Neda Heidari-Manesh
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Background : This study is carried out aiming to determine the prevalence of various causes of hirsutism in patients referred to the endocrine clinic of Golestan Hospital in Ahwaz.
Materials and Methods : In a cross-sectional study, 520 patients suffered from hirsutism whiting the age range of 10-50 year old participated based on Ferriman-Gallwey hirsutism classification system.
Results : Out of 520 patients under study, 274 ones (52.7%) had PCO, 176 ones (33.8%) suffered from idiopathic hirsutism, 24 persons (4.6%) had hyperprolactinemia, 22 persons (4.2%) had hirsutism caused by drugs consumption, 11 ones (2.1%) had hypothyroidism, 9 patients (1.7%) had cushing as well as 3 persons (0.57%) having Late Onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (LOCAH) and 1 person (0.19%) had ovarian tumor.
Conclusion : Results of this study show that PCO and idiopathic hirsutism constitute totally 86% of hirsutism causes.
Keywords: Hirsutism, Polycystic Ovary, Syndrome, Idiopathic Hirsutism
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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Endocrinology
* Corresponding Author Address: Department, Fellowship of Endocrinology, Diabetes Research Center, Ahwaz University of Medical Science, Ahwaz, Iran
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Shahbazian H, Zakerkish M, Heidari-Manesh N. Etiology of Hirsutism in Women Referring to Endocrinology Clinic in Ahwaz . ZJRMS. 2013; 15 (4) :69-72
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