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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


Epidemiological study on hirsutism in a tertiary care hospital


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Author Details : Kiran K.C, Mohini Gupta, Arushi Gupta

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 96-100


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Abstract

Introduction: Hirsutism is a condition of unwanted, male-pattern hair growth in women.
Aims: The objective of this study is to assess the severity of hirsutism in the patients attending a tertiary care hospital. It also aims to find out the relation between the grades of hirsutism and the various demographic variables.
Materials and Methods: 100 adult females were recruited. Hirsutism was measured quantitatively by modified Ferriman-Gallwey scoring. Other demographic variables like age, religion, education, occupation, family income, family history, marital status were assessed
Results: The mean modified Ferriman-Gallwey scoring was 13.86±4.12. Severe hirsutism (modified Ferriman- Gallwey score ≥15) was seen in 38% of the cases. Severe grade of hirsutism was seen to be higher in females aged greater than 25 than younger women (p=0.009). 23 women were suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Graduates had exceedingly high degree of hirsutism compared to females who had received primary education (p=0.006). In our study, married women had tremendous amount of hairiness compared to unmarried women (p=0.03). There was also a significant association between the educational status and the hirsutism severity. Working women had a serious amount of hirsutism in contrast to students (p=0.001).
Conclusion: Severe hirsutism was found in 38% of the cases in our study. And an association was seen between hirsutism severity and demographic variables like age, marital status, educational and occupational status.

Keywords: Hirsutism, Modified Ferriman-Gallwey scoring, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Demographic variables.

Doi : 10.18231/2581-4729.2018.0024

How to cite : K.c K, Gupta M, Gupta A, Epidemiological study on hirsutism in a tertiary care hospital. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2018;4(2):96-100

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