Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis

Tami Maguire

Disclosures

Dermatology Nursing. 2009;21(4):190-192. 

In This Article

Diagnostic Screening

When a patient presents with signs and symptoms suggestive of APD, it is extremely important to obtain a thorough history. Pertinent questions are extremely important:

  1. How often do symptoms appear? Monthly, every other month, a few times a year?

  2. Is your menstrual cycle regular or irregular?

  3. When do the symptoms appear related to your menstrual cycle, and when do they resolve?

  4. Have you been treated for this condition in the past? Did it relieve the symptoms?

  5. Have you ever taken birth control pills or any medications related to female infertility?

  6. Did you have any symptoms during pregnancy?

These patients may have suffered with this condition for many years, and thought it was a normal manifestation of menstruation. Obtaining a detailed gynecological history will provide data on which to base a probable diagnosis.

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE
Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.
Post as:

processing....