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Archives of Dermatological Research

, Volume 281, Issue 7, pp 502–503 | Cite as

Prevalence of polycystic ovaries in women with acne

  • A. Peserico
  • G. Angeloni
  • P. Bertoli
  • A. Marini
  • G. Piva
  • A. Panciera
  • V. Suma
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Summary

The prevalence of polycystic ovaries was determined by pelvic ultrasound imaging in 119 women (mean age, 23.6±6.06 years; range, 14–45 years) with acne but with no menstrual disorders, obesity, or hirsutism, and in 35 healthy controls (mean age, 25±5.8 years; range, 21–40 years). Polycystic ovaries were found in 54 out of 119 patients with acne (45.37%) and in 6 out of 35 controls (17.14%). The results of this study indicate that polycystic ovaries are common in women with acne and not necessarily associated with menstrual disorders, obesity, or hirsutism.

Key words

Acne Polycystic ovaries Pelvic ultrasound 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Peserico
    • 1
  • G. Angeloni
    • 2
  • P. Bertoli
    • 1
  • A. Marini
    • 2
  • G. Piva
    • 1
  • A. Panciera
    • 1
  • V. Suma
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinica DermatologicaUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Divisione Ostetricia e GinecologiaOspedale Civile di PadovaPadovaItaly

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