What is the role of endocrine disorders in the etiology of acne vulgaris?

Updated: Mar 26, 2019
  • Author: Jaggi Rao, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, polycystic ovary syndrome, and other endocrine disorders associated with excess androgens may trigger the development of acne vulgaris. Even pregnancy may cause a flare-up. [20]


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