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Adolescent Gynecology
Hyperandrogenism in the Adolescent Girl
Smith SJ, Deokar AM, Omar HA
2008;33:24

Hyperandrogenism can cause acute psychological distress in the teen years, as well as having potentially serious metabolic and reproductive consequences. Early recognition of polycystic ovary syndrome and its subtypes—the most common cause of hyper- androgenism—enables prompt initiation of therapy, minimizing the risk of adverse sequelae.


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