Which physical findings are characteristic of type A syndrome–caused insulin resistance?

Updated: Aug 07, 2019
  • Author: Samuel T Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Patients with type A syndrome are usually tall and have features of hirsutism and abnormalities of the female reproductive tract related to hyperandrogenism (eg, polycystic ovary syndrome [PCOS]). The patient may have either a thin or a muscular body build. Acral enlargement, a form of pseudoacromegaly, is not uncommon.


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