Excessive hair growth is often a challenge for paediatricians. First of all, hirsutism (defined as excessive terminal hair growth in women, often with a typical male pattern) should be differentiated from hypertrichosis. This differentiation is important to decide for further endocrinologic investigations. This feature begins with a case vignette that highlights a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various diagnostic and therapeutic strategies is then presented.
|Translated title of the contribution||Hirsutism|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Medico e Bambino|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health