- Hirsutism is abnormal growth of hair on a person’s face and body, especially in females.
Polcystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) (commonest cause)
- Cushing’s syndrome
- congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- virilising tumour (more often a carcinoma than an adenoma)
- anabolic steroids
- porphyria cutanea tarda
References and Links
Journal Articles and Textbooks
- Talley NJ, O’Connor S. Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis. MacLennan and Petty. 3rd edition, 1998.