Indian Dermatology Online Journal

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: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97--105

Update on management of polycystic ovarian syndrome for dermatologists


Shalini Gainder, Bharti Sharma 
 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Shalini Gainder
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the commonest endocrine disorder in women having wide range of clinical manifestation. These women may present with reproductive, dermatological, metabolic, psychological, or neoplastic implications from adolescence to menopause. The common dermatological manifestations include hirsutism, acne, alopecia, or acanthosis nigricans. Women presenting with these dermatological manifestations must be evaluated for PCOS. A multidisciplinary team approach involving a reproductive endocrinologist, dermatologist, psychologist/psychiatrist, dietician, and sometimes a bariatric surgeon should be undertaken for long-term management of these patients. Unless metabolic and underlying endocrinal disturbances arecorrected and simultaneous life-style modification is adopted, cosmetic treatment would give only temporary relief.


How to cite this article:
Gainder S, Sharma B. Update on management of polycystic ovarian syndrome for dermatologists.Indian Dermatol Online J 2019;10:97-105


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Gainder S, Sharma B. Update on management of polycystic ovarian syndrome for dermatologists. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 May 23 ];10:97-105
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