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ea0011p685 | Reproduction | ECE2006

Serum levels of PSA do not change in healthy pre-menopausal and in menopausal women, but are increased in subjects with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Alessandro Burelli AB , Elisabetta Rineladi ER , Rossana Cionini RC , Elena Benelli EB , Aldo Pinchera AP , Enrico Pucci EP

Background/aims: Prostatic specific antigen (PSA) is the best prostatic tumor marker in man; Recently PSA has been detected in a variety of tissues and fluids in women and is considered a marker of hyperandrogenism. However no precise information are avaible about the physiology of PSA in females. The goal of this study was to assess serum concentrations of PSA in healthy pre-menopausal women (healthy pre-menopausal group) and menopausal women (menopause group) and compare the...