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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 130-134

Hyperprolactinemia and hirsutism in patients without polycystic ovary syndrome


1 Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
3 Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
4 Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad University, Babol Branch, Babol, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Sara Manafi-Afkham
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.188998

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Background: Hirsutism is one of the most important diseases that lead women to refer to dermatology clinic. Hyperprolactinemia is one of the causes of hirsutism. The aim of this study was to determine prolactin (PRL) levels in hirsute women. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, hirsute patients were evaluated. For all of the patients, 2 or 3 days after mense starting, hormone level tests were performed, and 200 patients that had not polycystic ovary syndrome enrolled to the study. A questionnaire of history and physical examination were performed. Data have been analyzed with SPSS version 21. Results: Hyperprolactinemia were seen in 25 patients (12.5%). There was no significant relation between marital statuses, galactorrhoea, positive family history, and infertility with hyperprolactinemia. But significant relation was seen between irregular mense and hyperprolactinemia. Conclusion: Although hyperprolactinemia is the rare cause of hirsutism, the prevalence of hyperprolactinemia was high in our study. Thus, PRL level in hirsute patients should be evaluate.


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