Hirsutism

Key Information

Appropriate Tests

 

Clinical assessment includes family history, drugs, menstrual history, and evidence of virilisation.

Not associated with virilisation

 

Familial/racial

 

Drug-induced, especially

  • Progestogens
  • Phenytoin
  • Minoxidil
  • Diazoxide
  • Cyclosporine

 

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Usually associated with androgen excess.

Idiopathic

Diagnosis of exclusion.

Associated with virilisation

See Amenorrhoea (with androgen excess).