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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


A Study of Hormonal profile in Hirsutism patients- A prospective observational study in a Tertiary Care Hospital


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Author Details: Krishnendra Varma, Simran Singh Aujla

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-4729

Print ISSN : 2581-4710

Article First Page : 58

Article End Page : 61


Abstract

Background: Hirsutism is defined as the presences of excessive terminal hair in androgen-dependent areas of a woman’s body i.e. face, chest, abdomen, upper thigh and areola.
Aim: To study the hormonal profile (T3, T4, TSH, LH:FSH, Prolactin, Testosterone) in hirsutism patients.
Objectives: To study the hormonal imbalance (T3, T4, TSH, LH:FSH, Prolactin, Testosterone) in hirsutism patients attending Dermatology OPD of C.R Gardi Hospital over a period of 1 year.
Materials & Methods: Thirty patients were enrolled in the study between the age group of 18-45 years who hadhirsutism and investigated for various hormone levels i.e.- T3, T4, TSH, LH:FSH, Prolactin & Testosterone.
Results: Out of Thirty patients, Testosterone level was raised in 13 (43.3%) and normal in 17 (56.7%) patients. LH/FSH ratio was raised in 14 (46.7%) while normal in 16 (53.3%) patients. TSH level was raised in 2(6.7%) and normal in 28(93.3%) patients. Prolactin level was raised in 10 (33.3%) patients. T3 level was normal in 28(93.3%) and decreased in 2 (6.7%). T4 level was normal in 28 (93.3%) and decreased in 2 (6.7%).
Conclusion: It was concluded that hormonal imbalance is seen in patients presenting with hirsutism and hormones like Testosterone was raised in 13 (43.3%), LH:FSH was raised in 14 (46.7%) and Prolactin level was raised in 10 (33.3%) cases.

Keywords:
Hirsutism, Hormone, LH:FSH, Testosterone, Prolactin