Case 22-1988: A 13-Year-Old Girl with Secondary Amenorrhea, Obesity, Acanthosis Nigricans, and Hirsutism

A. Dunaif, R. E. Scully

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Abstract

Presentation of Case A 13-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital because of amenorrhea and hirsutism. Her previous medical history was unremarkable. At the age of 10 years the menarche occurred, with generally regular cycles; each menstrual period was associated with cramps for one or two days and moderate flow for four or five days. During the year before entry she had a weight gain of 9 kg and noticed increasing hair growth on her face and nipples. Six months before entry a typical menstrual period occurred and lasted for five days; thereafter she was amenorrheic. Six weeks before admission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1449-1457
Number of pages9
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume318
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2 1988

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