Patients with hirsutism due to etiologies other than PCOS like idiopathic hirsutism
, Cushing syndrome or late-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia were excluded.
. The definition of idiopathic hirsutism
, which is also referred to as simple or peripheral hirsutism, has evolved over time.
In another study performed in a similar area, 9.52% of 63 hirsutism cases (43 and 20 of these cases were diagnosed as PCOS and idiopathic hirsutism
, respectively) were found to have non-classical 21-OHD (29).
Methods: This double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial study was conducted at a private clinic in Babol, Iran, between June 2012 and July 2013, and comprised women with idiopathic hirsutism
. A diode laser (810nm) treatment was applied monthly for 6 months with an extra session at the 12th month.
danazol phenytoin levonorgestrel abuse of androgenic substances androgenic oral contraceptive agents or increased sensitivity of hair follicles to androgens.4 Hirsutism occurring in the presence of normal ovulation and menstruation is termed as idiopathic hirsutism
Prevalence of polycystic ovaries in women with anovulation and idiopathic hirsutism
. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed).
is characterized by normal androgen concentration and lack of identifiable underlying disorders4 .
Androgen excess is the cardinal underlying phenomenon in a variety of disorders in females particularly PCOS, idiopathic hirsutism
, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and ovarian/adrenal neoplasms, as well as insulin resistance.
Despite the aforementioned researches, several other authors have reported hypertrichosis without significant variation in normal circulating plasma androgen levels as observed in idiopathic hirsutism
. To study a possible relationship between CsA-induced hypertrichosis and sex hormone patterns, Lindholm et al.
"There is a myth that perhaps the most common cause of hirsutism is idiopathic hirsutism
, and that is incorrect," said Dr.
is defined as the occurrence of excessive male pattern hair growth in women who have a normal ovulatory menstrual cycle and normal levels of serum androgens.