Achard–Thiers syndrome

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Achard–Thiers syndrome
Specialty Endocrinology Edit this on Wikidata

Achard–Thiers syndrome combines the features of adrenogenital syndrome and Cushing syndrome. It is also known as diabetic-bearded woman syndrome (diabète des femmes à barbe) and occurs mainly in post-menopausal women.[1]

The disease is named for Emile Achard and Joseph Thiers.[2]

Clinical features[edit]

Achard–Thiers syndrome affects mostly postmenopausal women and comprises diabetes mellitus, deep voice, hirsutism or hypertrichosis, clitoral hypertrophy and adrenal cortical hyperplasia or adenoma. Patients often also have amenorrhoea, hypertension and osteoporosis.[3]




  1. ^ Disorders, National Organization for Rare (2003). NORD Guide to Rare Disorders. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 300. ISBN 9780781730631. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Pal, Lubna (2013). Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Current and Emerging Concepts. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 97. ISBN 9781461483946. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Braun-Falco, Otto; Plewig, Gerd; Wolff, Helmut Heinrich; Burgdorf, Walter H. C. (2012). Dermatology. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 1115. ISBN 9783642979316. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 

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