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Are expanding disease definitions unnecessarily labeling women with PCOS?

08:05 EST 18 Dec 2017 | Healio

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When talking about expanding disease definitions it’s important to understand how we got to the current criteria for diagnosing polycystic ovary syndrome. In the 1990s, we had the NIH definition that included irregular menses and high androgen levels or excessive hair growth/hirsutism, so there were two criteria. Then in 2004, the Rotterdam criteria were published, and we added certain ovarian features seen on ultrasound imaging. That’s what expanding the

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