oa Modern Medicine - Hirsutism: new insights into pathogenesis and therapy
|Article Title||Hirsutism: new insights into pathogenesis and therapy|
|© Publisher:||Infixion Media (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 St Vincent's Medical Centre, Sydney, Australia|
|Publication Date||Feb 1990|
|Pages||81 - 91|
|Keyword(s)||Aetiology, Clinical features, Endocrinology, Hirsutism, Management, Pathogenesis and Therapy|
Hirsutism is a common sign and symptom of excessive androgen action on responsive hair follicles. Hirsutism results from increased glandular production of testosterone and increased metabolism of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone in the skin.
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