Shazia Rasul, Lubna Riaz Dar, Abdul Hameed.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia with polycystic ovarian disease: A rare cause of hirsutism.
J Pak Assoc Derma Jan ;20(3):176-9.
Hirsutism may be defined as presence of terminal hairs in women with a male-like pattern of distribution. Hirsutism is related to serum androgen and cutaneous sensitivity to other hormones. The most prevalent causes of hirsutism are polycystic ovary syndrome and isolated hirsutism. Nonclassical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (21-hydroxylase deficiency) and drug induced type are less frequent rather rare causes. Diagnostic evaluations should address identifying etiology and its associated co-morbidities to properly manage the patients. We present a case of 22-year-old unmarried female who presented with hirsutism and on detailed evaluation she was diagnosed as a case of nonclassical adrenal hyperplasia and polycystic ovaries. Along with laser hair removal, proper treatment of underlying etiology led to reversal of her symptoms.
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