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February 1974

Stein–Leventhal Syndrome in a 12–Year–Old Girl

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Southern California School of Medicine, and the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;127(2):279-280. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110210129020

A girl at age 12 years, 8 months had virilization due to Stein-Leventhal syndrome. Studies of the patient's adrenal and ovarian androgen production employing adrenocorticotrophic hormone stimulation, dexamethasone suppression, and human chorionic gonadotrophin stimulation indicated that her ovaries were the major source of excess testosterone. The diagnosis of polycystic ovaries was confirmed at surgery.