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Adolescent polycystic ovary syndrome.
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PMID:  22764561     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be identified in the adolescent years but is a process with genetic and epigenetic origins. Intrauterine growth retardation and premature adrenarche may precede the presentation of hyperandrogenism and oligo/anovulation. Other causes of hyperandrogenism and ovulatory dysfunction must be ruled out before PCOS is diagnosed. Obesity and insulin resistance often are associated features and greatly increase a girl's risk of developing metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Oral contraceptives, metformin, antiandrogens, and lifestyle modifications can have roles in alleviating the symptoms of PCOS and are reviewed in this article.
Ellen Lancon Connor
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Adolescent medicine: state of the art reviews     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1934-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  Adolesc Med State Art Rev     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-07-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101314248     Medline TA:  Adolesc Med State Art Rev     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  164-77, xii     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
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