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Vol. 69, No. 4, 2010
Issue release date: June 2010
Section title: Original Article
Gynecol Obstet Invest 2010;69:274–280
(DOI:10.1159/000277640)

Prevalence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Related Disorders in Mexican Women

Moran C. · Tena G. · Moran S. · Ruiz P. · Reyna R. · Duque X.
aDirection of Health Research and Training, Medical Unit of High Specialty in Gynecology and Obstetrics No. 4 ‘Luis Castelazo Ayala’, and bHealth Research Council, Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Mexico City, Mexico; cDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala., USA

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Abstract of Original Article

Received: 12/23/2008
Accepted: 10/27/2009
Published online: 1/25/2010

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 0378-7346 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-002X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/GOI

Abstract

Background/Aims: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been found to affect 4–8% of women of reproductive age; however, in Mexican-Americans a prevalence of 12.8% has been reported. This study determines the prevalence of PCOS in a sample of Mexican women. Methods: This prospective cross-sectional study included 150 female Mexican volunteers aged 20–45 years. Menstrual cycles were recorded and hirsutism was graded. Pelvic ultrasound was performed and androgen levels were measured. PCOS was diagnosed by hyperandrogenism and/or hyperandrogenemia, and oligo-ovulation (NIH 1990 criteria), and also by 2 of 3 findings: oligo-ovulation, clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovaries (PCO) (Rotterdam 2003 criteria), excluding other disorders. Results: Nine of the 150 women were diagnosed with PCOS, a prevalence of 6.0% (95% CI: 1.9–10.1%), according to NIH criteria. The ultrasound morphology added one patient to give ten PCOS patients, a prevalence of 6.6% (95% CI: 2.3–10.9%) according to Rotterdam criteria. All PCOS patients presented oligo-ovulation, 9 had hirsutism and 7 of them had acne. Eight of the 10 PCOS patients had morphologic characteristics of PCO. Conclusion: The prevalence of PCOS in Mexican women is approximately 6.0%, similar to other populations, but lower than 12.8% reported in Mexican-American women.


  

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Carlos Moran, MD
2220 Bassett Ave. 272–139
El Paso, TX 79901-2020 (USA)
Tel. +52 155 1384 0538, Fax +52 155 5550 4929
E-Mail cemoranv@hotmail.com

  

Article Information

Received: December 23, 2008
Accepted after revision: October 27, 2009
Published online: January 25, 2010
Number of Print Pages : 7
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 4, Number of References : 34

  

Publication Details

Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation

Vol. 69, No. 4, Year 2010 (Cover Date: June 2010)

Journal Editor: D'Hooghe T. (Leuven)
ISSN: 0378-7346 (Print), eISSN: 1423-002X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/GOI


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Article

Received: 12/23/2008
Accepted: 10/27/2009
Published online: 1/25/2010

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 0378-7346 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-002X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/GOI


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