Title: [Androgens in women with hirsutism who are referred for electroepilation]. [Article in Danish]
Authors: Fogh H, Worm AM, Forkert B, Bennett P
Journal: Ugeskr Laeger 1989 May 15;151(20):1244-6
Affiliated institution: Department of Dermato-venerology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
PMID: 2734911, UI: 89284326
The androgen status was determined in 105 women with hirsutism. Raised values of at least one androgenic hormone was found in 58 women, most frequently free testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate and delta-4-androstendion. No significant correlation was found between the androgen level and the degree of hirsutism or the frequency of disturbances of menstruation apart from amenorrhoea. Fifty-three women were examined at least six months after the electroepilation therapy. Significant decrease in the degree of hirsutism and the frequency of self-treatment were found together with great satisfaction with the result of treatment.
See also an English version of the same article at Fogh 1989