Achard–Thiers syndrome

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Achard–Thiers syndrome
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Achard–Thiers syndrome (also known as diabetic-bearded woman syndrome) is a rare disorder mainly occurring in postmenopausal women. It is characterized by type II diabetes mellitus and signs related to the overproduction of androgens.[1]

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


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]




  • B.G. Firkin & J.A.Whitworth (1987). Dictionary of Medical Eponyms. Parthenon Publishing. ISBN 1-85070-333-7
  • Who Named It?
  1. ^ "Achard Thiers Syndrome". NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders). Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  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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