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Letters Polycystic ovary syndrome

The right to a diagnosis?

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 09 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b956
  1. Arnold G Zermansky, general practitioner1
  1. 1Park Edge Practice, Leeds LS14 1HX
  1. zermansky{at}

    Balen and colleagues are concerned that too exclusive a definition of polycystic ovary syndrome would leave many without a diagnosis, even though they have equal rights to medical care.1 They seek a blurring of the criteria for diagnosis to give a patient her therapeutic right.

    There is nothing new about treating …

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