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Volume 6 |Article ID 818723 | https://doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2006.23

Kristin M. Rager, Hatim A. Omar, "Androgen Excess Disorders in Women: The Severe Insulin-Resistant Hyperandrogenic Syndrome, HAIR-AN", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 6, Article ID 818723, 6 pages, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2006.23

Androgen Excess Disorders in Women: The Severe Insulin-Resistant Hyperandrogenic Syndrome, HAIR-AN

Academic Editor: Joav Merrick
Received01 Dec 2005
Revised25 Dec 2005
Accepted26 Dec 2005

Abstract

HAIR-AN syndrome (hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, acanthosis nigricans) is a subset of the polycystic ovary syndrome, where the patients demonstrate severe insulin resistance. It is theorized that both genetic and environmental factors, such as obesity, give rise to the development of HAIR-AN. Diagnosis is primarily clinical, with laboratory values lending further support. Treatment is aimed at decreasing insulin resistance, regulating ovulation, and decreasing acne, acanthosis nigricans, and hirsutism.


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