Etiology of Hirsutism in Women Referring to Endocrinology Clinic in Ahwaz

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Hajieh Shahbazian 1 , Mehrnoosh Zakerkish 2 , * , Neda Heidari-Manesh 3

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1 Department, Endocrinologist. Diabetes Research Center, Ahwaz University of Medical Science, Ahwaz, Iran

2 Department, Fellowship of Endocrinology, Diabetes Research Center, Ahwaz University of Medical Science, Ahwaz, Iran

3 General Practitioner

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 15 (4); e93031
Published Online: November 05, 2012
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: October 01, 2011
Accepted: December 02, 2011

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Abstract

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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