Managing the PCOS-related symptoms of hirsutism, acne, and hair loss

Beth McAvey, Harry J. Lieman

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Abstract

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in reproductive-aged women. It is typically characterized by hyperandrogenism, chronic anovulation, and the presence of polycystic ovaries. Dermatologic manifestations commonly encountered in women with PCOS include hirsutism, acne vulgaris, and androgenic alopecia or female hair loss. This chapter reviews the treatments for these clinical manifestations that are attributed to androgen excess in women with PCOS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolycystic Ovary Syndrome: Current and Emerging Concepts
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages223-242
Number of pages20
Volume9781461483946
ISBN (Print)9781461483946, 146148393X, 9781461483939
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014

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  • Medicine(all)

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McAvey, B., & Lieman, H. J. (2014). Managing the PCOS-related symptoms of hirsutism, acne, and hair loss. In Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Current and Emerging Concepts (Vol. 9781461483946, pp. 223-242). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8394-6_13