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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Sep;203(3):201.e1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2010.03.008. Epub 2010 May 1.

The diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescents.

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Department of Medicine, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

Abstract

In women, the definition of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has become broad and includes several possible phenotypes. Because several features of PCOS may be in evolution in adolescents, we suggest that only firm criteria should be used to make a diagnosis of PCOS during adolescence. Hyperandrogenism, oligomenorrhea, and ovarian morphology change during adolescence and are discussed individually. Adolescents with incomplete criteria for a firm diagnosis of PCOS should be followed up carefully and may be diagnosed at a later time.

PMID:
20435290
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajog.2010.03.008
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