Hirsutism epidemiology and demographics
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Hirsutism only affects women, since the rising of androgens causes a male pattern of body hair, particularly in locations where women normally do not develop terminal hair within their puberty (chest, abdomen, back and face). The medical term for excessive hair growth that affect both men and women is hypertrichosis.
Epidemiology and Demographics
- In the United States, the prevalence of hirsutism is about 10,000 per 100,000 individual.
- In the United States, there are at least 4 million premenopausal women who suffer from hirsutism.
- Hirsutism is more prevalent in the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, European, and South Asian races.
- Hirsutism usually affects Hispanic women with polycystic ovarian cysts more than the non-Hispanic women.
- There is no difference in the prevalence of hirsutism between the white and black races.
- Hirsutism is more prevalent in women, and it is mainly described as a phenomenon in women rather than men.
- Early growth of hair in the pre-pubertal children is an indicator of precocious puberty and it may be a sign of an underlying medical condition.
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