Title

Androgen excess disorders in women: the severe insulin-resistant hyperandrogenic syndrome, HAIR-AN.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-24-2006

Abstract

HAIR-AN syndrome (hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, acanthosis nigricans) is a subset of the polycystic ovary syndrome, where the patients demonstrate severe insulin resistance. It is theorized that both genetic and environmental factors, such as obesity, give rise to the development of HAIR-AN. Diagnosis is primarily clinical, with laboratory values lending further support. Treatment is aimed at decreasing insulin resistance, regulating ovulation, and decreasing acne, acanthosis nigricans, and hirsutism.

Volume

6

First Page

116

Last Page

121

ISSN

1537-744X

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics

PubMedID

16435040

Department(s)

Department of Pediatrics

Document Type

Article

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