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Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
ISSN: 1680-6433
EISSN: 2008-2177
Vol. 5, No. 1, 2007, pp. 1-5
Bioline Code: rm07001
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2007, pp. 1-5

 en Genetics of polycystic ovary syndrome
Mohammad Hasan Sheikhha, Seyed Mehdi Kalantar, Nasrin Ghasemi

Abstract

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a genetically based disorder which reflects multiple potential aetiologies and variable clinical presentations. It is clearly a heterogeneous syndrome, and current proposed diagnostic criteria include a number of disorders with similar phenotypes but radically different aetiologies. The lack of well-defined diagnostic criteria makes identification of PCOS confusing to many clinicians and seriously delayed the clarification of its genetics, aetiology, clinical associations and assessment of treatment. There is no universally accepted clinical definition for PCOS. In this review the genetic causes and diagnosis criteria of PCOS will be discussed.

Keywords
PCOS, Heterogeneous syndrome, Genetics .

 
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