Dermatology Book


Ferriman-Gallway Scale

Aka: Ferriman-Gallway Scale, Ferriman-Gallway Hirsutism Scale, Ferriman Gallway Score
  1. See Also
    1. Hirsutism
  2. Indications
    1. Hirsutism Evaluation
  3. Criteria: Assign each of the nine regions a score of 1 (mild) to 4 (severe) based on a grid of pictures
    1. Upper lip
    2. Chin
    3. Upper chest
    4. Upper Abdomen
    5. Suprapubic
    6. Anterior arms
    7. Anterior thighs
    8. Upper back
    9. Lower back
  4. Interpretation
    1. Normal
      1. Score <8: White or black women in U.S. and Britain
      2. Score <6: South American Women
      3. Score <2: Asian Women
    2. Mild Hirsutism
      1. Score above lower bounds (defined by ethnicity above) and score <15
    3. Severe Hirsutism
      1. Score >15
  5. Resources
  6. References
    1. Ferriman (1961) J Clin Endocrinol Metab 21:1440-7 [PubMed]
    2. Martin (2018) J Clin Endocrinol Metab 103(4): 1233-57 [PubMed]

Ferriman and Galway score (C0578699)

Concepts Intellectual Product (T170)
SnomedCT 302029005
English Ferriman and Galwey score, Ferriman and Galway score (assessment scale), Ferriman and Galway score, Ferriman and Galwey score (assessment scale)
Spanish puntaje de Ferriman y Galwey (escala de evaluación), puntaje de Ferriman y Galwey
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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