Intended for healthcare professionals

A guide to diagnosing and treating hirsutism

Hirsutism can be defined as terminal hair growth occurring in women in a pattern that is more typically associated with men. It is a common and often quite distressing condition which can sometimes have serious medical implications, although the majority of cases are idiopathic or within the normal range of hair growth, and may reflect racial or genetic variation.
Dermatology in practice 2003; 11(4): 26–30
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