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Treatment of hirsutism related to micropolycystic ovary syndrome (MPCO) with two low-dose oestrogen oral contraceptives: a comparative randomized evaluation.
Acta Eur Fertil. 1990 May-Jun; 21(3):139-41.AE

Abstract

In order to evaluate the clinical and endocrinological efficacy of two low-dose oral contraceptives (OC) containing 30 micrograms Ethinylestradiol (EE) and 150 micrograms Desogestrel (DG) and 75 micrograms Gestodene (GD), respectively, an open randomized study was carried out in 34 young hirsute women, matched for body mass index and age. All of them met endocrine and ultrasonic criteria for Micropolycystic Ovary Syndrome (MPCO). The participants were randomly assigned to one of two pill groups (each of 17). The serum values for Total Testosterone (TT), Free Testosterone (FT), Androstenedione (A), Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulphate (DHEAS), 17-Hydroxyprogesterone (17Pg), Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), Ceruloplasmin (CP), as well as Ferriman-Gallwey Index (FGI) and Free Androgen Index (FAI) were evaluated prior to and after EE-DG and EE-GD 6 cycle treatment. A significant decrease in TT, FT, A, 17Pg, DHEA, DHEAS, FGI, FAI was observed, SHRG and CP increased significantly. There were no significant differences between the two OC. Our results seem to indicate that both OC are equipotent as far as their pharmacological profile and residual androgenic activity are concerned. Therefore, these OC may represent a highly effective and suitable alternative to the treatment of hyperandrogenism related to MPCO.

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Instit. of Clinica Medica I, University of Messina, School of Medicine, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2149912

Citation

Sobbrio, G A., et al. "Treatment of Hirsutism Related to Micropolycystic Ovary Syndrome (MPCO) With Two Low-dose Oestrogen Oral Contraceptives: a Comparative Randomized Evaluation." Acta Europaea Fertilitatis, vol. 21, no. 3, 1990, pp. 139-41.
Sobbrio GA, Granata A, D'Arrigo F, et al. Treatment of hirsutism related to micropolycystic ovary syndrome (MPCO) with two low-dose oestrogen oral contraceptives: a comparative randomized evaluation. Acta Eur Fertil. 1990;21(3):139-41.
Sobbrio, G. A., Granata, A., D'Arrigo, F., Arena, D., Panacea, A., Trimarchi, F., Granese, D., & Pullè, C. (1990). Treatment of hirsutism related to micropolycystic ovary syndrome (MPCO) with two low-dose oestrogen oral contraceptives: a comparative randomized evaluation. Acta Europaea Fertilitatis, 21(3), 139-41.
Sobbrio GA, et al. Treatment of Hirsutism Related to Micropolycystic Ovary Syndrome (MPCO) With Two Low-dose Oestrogen Oral Contraceptives: a Comparative Randomized Evaluation. Acta Eur Fertil. 1990 May-Jun;21(3):139-41. PubMed PMID: 2149912.
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