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Medical management of facial hirsutism

The purpose of the guidelines on Medical management of facial hirsutism is to propose evidence-based criteria for diagnosing and managing female facial hirsutism.

The provision of these guidelines is supported by the Primary Care Dermatology Society.

The guidelines were produced by the following working party:

Mr Stuart Lavery (Chair)
Consultant Gynaecologist, Hammersmith Hospital, London

Margaret Mackie
Development Pharmacist, NHS Grampian Medicines Unit, Aberdeen

Dr Stephen Kownacki
GP, Albany House Medical Centre, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Dr Rod Smith
GP, Balmore Park Surgery, Reading

Professor Maurice Scanlon
Professor of Endocrinology, Cardiff University

Dr Gerard Conway
Consultant Endocrinologist, The Middlesex Hospital, London

Dr Andrew Messenger
Consultant Dermatologist, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

Hirsutism guidelines


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The preparation of these guidelines was supported by an unconditional educational grant from Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
The contribution of Hayward Medical Communications in the preparation of the manuscript is gratefully acknowledged.


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