An endocrinological study of patients with primary cutis verticis gyrata

R. Palazzo, C. Schepis, M. Ruggeri, L. Baldini, A. Pizzimenti, V. Arcoraci, E. Spina

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Abstract

An endocrinological study of 15 psychiatric patients with primary cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) and 7 control patients was carried out. The investigation of the pituitary-gonadal axis, pituitary-adrenal axis, pituitary-thyroid axis, prolactin and human growth hormone (basal values and circadian biorhythms) did not show any significant difference between the CVG and the control patients. Only levels of free testosterone were significantly lower in patients with CVG than in the control gronp (p <0.05), probably reflecting an increased peripheral use of testosterone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-349
Number of pages2
JournalActa Dermato-Venereologica
Volume73
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1993

Keywords

  • mental retardation
  • pituitary-gonadal axis
  • schizophrenia
  • testosterone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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