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Hirsutism and virilization 

Hirsutism and virilization
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Hirsutism and virilization
Author(s):

Enda McVeigh

, John Guillebaud

, and Roy Homburg

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199650682.003.0006
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date: 21 October 2021

Introduction

Pathophysiology

History and examination

Aetiology

Differential diagnosis

Treatment

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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