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Reanalyzing the modified Ferriman-Gallwey score: is there a simpler method for assessing the extent of hirsutism?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21924716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether assessing the extent of terminal hair growth in a subset of the traditional nine areas included in the modified Ferriman-Gallwey (mFG) score can serve as a simpler predictor of total body hirsutism when compared with the full scoring system, and to determine if this new model can accurately distinguish hirsute from nonhirsute women.
DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis.
SETTING: Two tertiary care academic referral centers.
PATIENT(S): 1,951 patients presenting for symptoms of androgen excess.
INTERVENTION(S): History and physical examination, including mFG score.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Total body hirsutism.
RESULT(S): A regression model using all nine body areas indicated that the combination of upper abdomen, lower abdomen, and chin was the best predictor of the total full mFG score. Using this subset of three body areas is accurate in distinguishing true hirsute from nonhirsute women when defining true hirsutism as mFG >7.
CONCLUSION(S): Scoring terminal hair growth only on the chin and abdomen can serve as a simple yet reliable predictor of total body hirsutism when compared with full-body scoring using the traditional mFG system.
Authors:
Heather Cook; Kathleen Brennan; Ricardo Azziz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-31     Completed Date:  2011-12-15     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1266-70.e1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abdomen
Adult
Chin
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Hair / growth & development*
Hirsutism / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Humans
Linear Models
Predictive Value of Tests
Prognosis
Severity of Illness Index
United States
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K24 HD001346/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K24 HD001346-06/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD029364/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD029364-15/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01-HD29364/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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