Polycystic ovary syndrome and acne.

    November 2010 in “Skin therapy letter
    Chuan Ss, Chang Rj
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    TLDR Women with PCOS often have acne because of high androgen levels, and the article reviewed how to treat this type of acne.
    The document from 13 years ago, "Polycystic ovary syndrome and acne", discussed Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common endocrine disorder in reproductive aged women, characterized by hyperandrogenism, chronic anovulation, and polycystic ovaries. Women with PCOS often experienced dermatologic manifestations of hyperandrogenism, including hirsutism, acne vulgaris, and androgenic alopecia. The article reviewed treatments for acne due to androgen excess in women with PCOS.
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