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Hedayati Omami M H, Saddadi F, Assadian rad M. Prevalance of Hirsutism and Hair Growth Pattern in Female Students. jour guilan uni med sci. 2001; 10 (37 and 38) :53-57
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Hirsutism is a difficult problem for both to the patients and the physicians. Its definition is subjective and the severity of hirsutism and the degree of acceptance are dependent on racial, cultural and social factors. The hair growth pattern, under the influences of genetic and ethnic factors, has significant variations among normal females. In order to determine the prevalence of hirsutism and the hair growth pattern in normal female students, this study is conducted. We studied 256 randomly selected normal female students of Guilan University of Medical Sciences. All students with menstrual abnormality, thyroid disease, galactorrhea and history of medication affecting hair growth were excluded. The "Ferriman-Gallwey scoring system" and the "modified Ferriman-Gallwey scoring system" for body hair were used. The age (mean ± 1 STD) of the students was 22 ± 2.5 years; age range was 18 -31 years. ninety percent of them were single. Age at menarche (mean ± 1 STD) was 13.3 ± 3/6 years. Their menstrual period (mean ±1 STD) was 29.4±4.6 and bleeding period (mean ± 1 STD) was 5.6 ± 1.4 days. Only in nine students the score of hair growth in any of the nine areas was zero. On the basis of the "Ferriman-Gallwey scoring system" all the students were considered hirsute, and on basis of the "modified Fcrriman-Gallwey scoring system", only in 52 (20%) of students the hair growth score of all the four areas was less than 2. On the basis of the "modified Ferriman-Gallwey scoring system" for body hair, near 80% of the students were considered hirsute, too. In conclusion, in a sample of normal Iranian females, hirsutism is common and on the basis of both the "Ferriman-Gallwey scoring system" and the "modified Ferriman-Gallwey scoring system" for body hair, most of them were hirsute.
Keywords: Hair/ Hirsutism
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/04/16 | Accepted: 2019/04/16 | Published: 2019/04/16

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