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

Beth McAvey, Harry Lieman

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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
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent and Emerging Concepts
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781461483946
ISBN (Print)146148393X, 9781461483939
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Health Professions
  • General Medicine


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