Amenorrhea and acne in the adolescent girl: Is it polycystic ovary syndrome?

October 1, 2000

Hyperandrogenism, most notably polycystic ovary syndrome, is a common cause of acne and menstrual difficulties in teenage girls, yet many pediatricians fail to recognize the condition. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can relieve a significant source of distress for patients, while helping to prevent serious complications later in life.