This book is a practical clinical guide to the correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment of hyperandrogenism, an extremely common endocrine disease that can affect women from adolescence to menopause.
The volume covers topics ranging from the causes to the treatment, providing an expert point of view on the assessment and the differential diagnosis.
Since the hyper androgenic syndromes are often associated with menstrual disorders, it is a valuable and easy-to-use resource, not only for endocrinologists but for gynecologists as well. Thanks to its clear approach, it is also useful for all specialists who deal with this women’s disease
1. Definition, epidemiology, genetics.- 2. Causes of hyperandrogenism: Ovarian diseases.- Adrenal diseases.- Iatrogenic forms and other diseases.- 3. Clinical features and assessment of hyperandrogenism: Hirsutism.- Acne.- Androgenic alopecia.- 4. Differential Diagnosis for clinical use.- 5. Treatment: Hormonal and antiandrogenic treatment.- Non-hormonal treatment.- Topical therapies.
Dr. Mariagrazia Stracquadanio is a gynecologist at Ospedale Maria Paternó Arezzo of Ragusa, Sicily (Italy). She obtained a medical degree and gynecology-obstetrics specialization at the University of Catania, Italy. Her research focuses on gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine. She has authored over 40 research articles and books, including the book “Metabolic aspects of PCOS” and “Effects of Myo-Inositol supplementation on oocyte’s quality in PCOS patients”. Dr. Stracquadanio has been visiting fellow in major European hospitals and universities, including the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford, the Debrecen Medical and Health Science Center in Hungary, and the Hospital Universitario San Cecilio of Granada in Spain.
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