Summary of Predictive Value of Clinical Markers

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Overall, between 50 and 75% of women with evidence of hirsutism or the complaint of unwanted hair growth will have androgen excess, notably PCOS. Alternatively, only 20 and 40% of patients with acne as their sole presenting complaint and only about 10% of women complaining of hair loss will have androgen excess. Between one-fourth and one-third of women with oligo-/amenorrhea have androgen excess, and only about one-fifth of women with polycystic ovaries on ultrasonography will have androgen excess.

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