Diagnostic evaluation of patients presenting with hirsutism
İsmail Zeki Tekiş, Recep Dokuyucu, İhsan Üstün, Cumali Gökçe 1 * , Murat Çelik, Gamze Serarslan, Edip Uçar, Kenan Dolapçıoğlu, Hasan Öztürk, Ramazan Davran, Filiz Ertekin, Hatice Rızaoglu, Hasan Kaya
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1 Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları ABD, Turkey
* Corresponding Author


Objective: Hirsutism, similar to men, is the presence of terminal hairs in androgen-to sensitive areas in women. The present report aimed to study etiology and determine the prevalence of the diseases that causes hirsutism in these patients.
Methods: In this study, total number of 40 patients who admitted because of hirsutism to Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism clinic was enrolled. Demographic, clinical and laboratory parameters of the patients were evaluated.
Results: Result of the study showed that polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common cause of hirsutism. The second most common cause was found as idiopathic hirsutism.
Conclusion: By the present study, etiologic factors of hirsutism were examined firstly in our region in which Ethnic and cultural diversity is concentrated. In rare cases like Cushing's syndrome, hyperprolactinemia, non-classic adrenal hyperplasia, androgen-secreting tumors should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hirsutism.


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J Clin Exp Invest, 2014 - Volume 5 Issue 1, pp. 69-75

Publication date: 11 Mar 2014

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