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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-7

Hirsutism: Evaluation and treatment

Department of Dermatology, Carolena Skin, Laser & Research Centre, Jalandhar - 144022 Punjab, India

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Silonie Sachdeva
1312, Urban Estate, Phase-1, Jalandhar - 144 022, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.60342

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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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