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Hirsutism and virilization 

Hirsutism and virilization
Hirsutism and virilization

Enda McVeigh

, John Guillebaud

, and Roy Homburg

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date: 21 October 2021



History and examination


Differential diagnosis


Hirsutism in the female is an excess of pigmented, thick terminal hair that appears in a male distribution in androgen-sensitive areas. These areas include face, chest, abdomen, and thighs. An excess of androgens will produce such hair growth in a male distribution....

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