Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Acne

Sandy S. Chuan, MD; R. Jeffrey Chang, MD

Disclosures

Skin Therapy Letter. 2010;15(10):1-4. 

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Abstract and Introduction

Abstract

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in reproductive aged women. It is typically characterized by hyperandrogenism, chronic anovulation, and polycystic ovaries. Women with PCOS often experience dermatologic manifestations of hyperandrogenism, including hirsutism, acne vulgaris, and androgenic alopecia. This article will review the treatments for acne due to androgen excess in PCOS women.

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