Serum antimullerian hormone (AMH) levels are elevated in adolescent girls with polycystic ovaries and the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder in adolescents, with potentially significant lifelong consequences. This prospective study set out to determine if the investigators could derive a threshold value of antimullerian hormone (AMH) that would predict its presence according to two internationally recognized definitions using a simple measurement, avoiding more extensive and potentially more invasive investigations. The study failed to demonstrate, in a general adolescent population, that serum AMH is a reliable predictor of PCO morphology or for the presence of PCOS.

authors

  • Hart, Roger
  • Doherty, Dorota A
  • Norman, Robert J
  • Franks, Stephen
  • Dickinson, Jan E
  • Hickey, Martha
  • Sloboda, Deborah

publication date

  • August 2010

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