Intended for healthcare professionals

A guide to management of hirsutism in general practice

The scope of this article will consider only hirsutism as it applies to women. However, excessive hair in men can be a problem – especially when the current fashion, notably among footballers, appears to demand removal of all body hair! Hirsutism may be defined in this context as the presence of terminal coarse hair growth in male patterns in women with normal or elevated circulating androgen levels, where the impact of the hair growth on the woman’s quality of life has prompted her to seek medical advice.
Dermatology in practice 2005; 13(3): 22–24
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