Achard-thiers syndrome E25.9

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Diabetes in bearded women; Diabetes of bearded women; Morgagni Triad

History
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Achard and Thiers, 1921

Definition
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Manifestation of adrenal cortex hyperfunction in women with diabetes mellitus, trunk obesity and hirsutism (especially in the beard area), possibly amenorrhea and arterial hypertension.

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Etiopathogenesis
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Basophilic pituitary adenoma or bovine adrenal tumor.

Manifestation
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Only women > 30 years

Therapy
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Surgical removal of the tumor.

Literature
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  1. Achard CE, Thiers J (1921) Le virilisme pilaire et son association à l'insuffisance glycolytique (diabète des femmes à barbe). Bull Acad Méd Paris 86: 51-56
  2. Malaisse W et al (1996) Diabetes in bearded women (Achard-Thiers Syndromes): A clinical and metabolicstudy
    of 20 cases. Diabetologia 1:155-161.
  3. Ozlu E et al (2018) Comparison of cutaneous manifestations in diabetic and nondiabetic obesepatients
    : A prospective, controlled study. North Clinic Istanb 5:114-119.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020