Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of the hirsute patient

E. S. Knochenhauer, R. Azziz

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Most patients with hirsutism demonstrate hyperandrogenemia, which may be caused by polycystic ovary syndrome, nonclassic congenital adrenal hyperplasia, insulin resistance and, occasionally, neoplasms. In this review, current methods of diagnosis and recent advances in the medical treatment of hirsutism and hyperandrogenemia are discussed, including the use and gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs, flutamide, spironolactone, finasteride, and ketoconazole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-350
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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