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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


A Study of association of polycystic ovary syndrome with hirsutism- 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 : 62

Article End Page : 63


Abstract

Background: Hirsutism is the excessive hairiness on women in those parts of the body where terminal hairs are normally absent or minimal, such as face, chest and abdomen.
Aim: To study the association of polycystic ovary syndrome with hirsutism.
Objective: To study the association of polycystic ovary syndrome in hirsutism patients attending Dermatology OPD of C.R. Gardi Hospital, Ujjain, M.P, over a period of 1 year.
Materials & Methods: Thirty patients were enrolled in the study between the age group 15-45 having hirsutism. Abdominal ultrasonography was done on all patients.
Results: Out of Thirty patients, ultrasonography revealed polycystic ovary syndrome in 20 (66.7%) patients and normal in 10 (33.3%).
Conclusion: Polycystic ovary syndrome was the most common cause of hirsutism 20 (66.7%) found in our study.

Keywords:
Hirsutism, Terminal hairs, Excessive hairiness, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Ultrasonography