Hirsutism

Last updated: Friday, 06, August, 2010
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Clinical assessment includes family history, drugs, menstrual history, evidence of virilisation.
Not associated with virilisation

Familial/racial

Drug-induced, especially

  • Progestogens
  • Phenytoin
  • Minoxidil
  • Diazoxide
  • Cyclosporin

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Usually associated with androgen excess.

Idiopathic

Diagnosis of exclusion.
Associated with virilisationSeeĀ Amenorrhoea (with androgen excess).