International Journal of Trichology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69--74

Clinico-investigative profile of patients of hirsutism in a tertiary level institution


Divya Sharma, Vinay Shanker, Gitaram Tegta, Mudita Gupta, Ghanshyam Kumar Verma 
 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Divya Sharma
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - 171 001
India

Introduction: Hirsutism has a significant impact on the quality of life and serves as a marker of underlying hormonal and systemic conditions. The aim of this study was to study the clinical, biochemical characteristics of these patients and other associations. Materials and Methods: Fifty (n=50) consecutive newly diagnosed patients of hirsutism were assessed during a period from August 2009 to July 2010 using modified Ferriman Gallwey (mF-G) score. Results: Idiopathic hirsutism (IH) was found in 30 (60%) patients followed by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in 19 (38%) patients. Other causes included late-onset classic adrenal hyperplasia in two (4%) and hypothyroidism in four (8%) patients. The mean age at presentation was 23.8±6.657 years. Total (T) and free testosterone (fT), 17-hydroxyprogesterone was significantly higher in PCOS than IH. Conclusion: The present data show IH as the commonest cause of hirsutism in our study population. Face, chest, and lower abdomen have a higher impact on the hirsutism score while upper back, abdomen, and lower back are rarely involved.


How to cite this article:
Sharma D, Shanker V, Tegta G, Gupta M, Verma GK. Clinico-investigative profile of patients of hirsutism in a tertiary level institution.Int J Trichol 2012;4:69-74


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Sharma D, Shanker V, Tegta G, Gupta M, Verma GK. Clinico-investigative profile of patients of hirsutism in a tertiary level institution. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jun 15 ];4:69-74
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