Towards a rational classification of polycystic ovary syndrome

Doi, SAR and Al-Shoumer, KAS (2009) Towards a rational classification of polycystic ovary syndrome. Salud(i)Ciencia, 16 7: 769-773.

Author Doi, SAR
Al-Shoumer, KAS
Title Towards a rational classification of polycystic ovary syndrome
Journal name Salud(i)Ciencia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1667-8982
Publication date 2009-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 16
Issue 7
Start page 769
End page 773
Total pages 5
Place of publication Buenos Aires, Argentina
Publisher Sociedad Iberoamericana de Informacion Cientifica (S I I C)
Language spa
Abstract We believe that there are three clinical phenotypes of PCOS that represent distinct forms of the same metabolic disorder and that are the result of varying degrees of metabolic dysfunction. Patients with neuroendocrine dysfunction and irregular cycles (phenotype A) had the mildest degrees of hyperinsulinemia in contrast to patients with phenotype B (irregular cycles without neuroendocrine dysfunction) who demonstrated the greatest degrees of hyperinsulinemia. Regularly cycling women, who do not manifest neuroendocrine dysfunction (phenotype C), appeared to have intermediate degrees of hyperandrogenemia and metabolic dysfunction. These data suggest that the clinical phenotype can be useful to decide on therapy and may arise, at least in part, from differences in the degree of metabolic dysfunction.
Keyword Polycystic ovary syndrome
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes [Hacia una clasificación racional del síndrome de ovarios poliquísticos]

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