Virilization from partner's use of topical androgen in a reproductive-aged woman

Anupama S Q Kathiresan, Bruce R. Carr, George R. Attia

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A woman presented with virilization symptoms and elevated testosterone; however, a neoplastic source of excess androgen was not found on imaging. Eventually, the patient revealed she was exposed to transdermal testosterone used by her partner. This case highlights the importance of considering exogenous androgens in the differential diagnosis of virilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e3
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011



  • exogenous androgen
  • transdermal exposure
  • virilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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