Chapter 53. Evidence-Based Treatment of Hirsutism

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Ulrike Blume-Peytavi MD Universiäts Professor and
  2. Natalie Garcia-Bartels MD Oberärztin

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch53

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Blume-Peytavi, U. and Garcia-Bartels, N. (2008) Evidence-Based Treatment of Hirsutism, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch53

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Physiology, Klinik für Dermatologie, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • hirsutism - evidence-based treatment;
  • hirsutism - clinical diagnosis;
  • polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS);
  • dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS);
  • chlormadinone acetate-containing combination oral contraceptives;
  • best topical pharmacologic therapy in facial hirsutism;
  • central hair thinning with Ludwig pattern II;
  • insulin-sensitizing agents;
  • gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues;
  • combined oral contraceptives in idiopathic hirsutism


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References