Fogh, 1989 (hirsutism)

Fogh, 1989

Title: Androgens in hirsute women referred for electroepilation.

Authors: Fogh H, Worm AM, Forkert B, Bennett P

Journal: Acta Derm Venereol 1989;69(2):179-82

Affiliated institution: Department of Dermato-venerology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

PMID: 2564241, UI: 89163657 see below

One hundred and five hirsute women were examined. Elevated levels of at least one androgen were found in 58 women, most often free testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate and delta 4-androstenedione. No significant correlation was found between level of androgens and hirsutism score or frequency of menstrual disturbances other than amenorrhea. Fifty-three women were examined at least 6 months after electroepilation. A significant decrease in hirsutism score and frequency of self-treatment was found. Scarring was not observed. Electroepilation performed by an experienced person should be recommended as an excellent treatment for hirsutism.

See also a Danish version of the same article at Fogh 1989