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BL adrenal hyperplasia in PCOS

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Evgenia Gourgari, Maya Lodish, Meg Keil, Ninet Sinaii, Evrim Turkbey, Charalampos Lyssikatos, Maria Nesterova, Maria de la Luz Sierra, Paraskevi Xekouki, Divya Khurana, Svetlana Ten, Adrian Dobs, Constantine A Stratakis
CONTEXT: Androgen excess may be adrenal and/or ovarian in origin; we hypothesized that a subgroup of patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may have some degree of abnormal adrenocortical function. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the pituitary adrenal axis with an oral low- and high-dose dexamethasone-suppression test (Liddle's test) in women with PCOS. DESIGN: This was a case-control study. SETTING: The study was conducted at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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