Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Which Criteria to Use and When?

Sydney Chang, Andrea Dunaif

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Current diagnostic criteria for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are based on expert opinion. This article reviews the rationale for and the limitations of these criteria as well as which criteria to use and when. The insights provided into PCOS pathogenesis by modern genetic analyses and the promise of objective data mining approaches for biologically relevant disease classification are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-23
Number of pages13
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Disease classification
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • PCOS
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome


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