International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Science | Albania | Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and the Relation with 5alpha-Reductase

Emirvina Kolici [2]


Abstract: Introduction: The Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is generally characterized by the presence of polycystic ovaries, hyperandrogenism, by clinical and / or biochemical androgen excess.5α-reductase activity might be important during the development of PCOS by increasing the conversion of testosterone (TT) to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Methods: In 70 cases diagnosed as PCOS, based on Rotterdam criteria we measured the serum levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), total testosterone (TT) and DHT. TT/DHT ratio was calculated in order to reflect 5alpha-reductase activity. RESULTS: In 70 cases of PCOS patients we measured the level of TT (0.87±0.79) (ng/ml), DHT (29.9±11.8) (ng/dl), FSH (5.7±2.06) (UI/L), LH ( 12.7±10.2) (UI/L). We calculate LH/FSH ratio ( 2.3±1.2) and TT/DHT ratio (3.1±1.7). PCOS patients showed significantly higher levels of TT than control group. The TT/DHT ratio was significantly higher in PCOS patients (P <.005). No difference was found for total DHT levels. CONCLUSION: Testosterone, LH, LH/FSH ratio, TT/DHT ratio raised in women with PCOS. Our data show that PCOS is a condition accompanied by high level of TT and a higher TT/DHT ratio in serum of patiens, Increased 5alpha-reductase activity could contribute to the development of PCOS by amplifying androgen action.


Keywords: DHT, TT, 5alpha-reductase activity, PCOS


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020,


Pages: 592 - 594


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Emirvina Kolici, "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and the Relation with 5alpha-Reductase", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020, pp. 592-594, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR20701020827

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