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The use of hormonal agents in the treatment of acne.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Publisher
"Frontline Medical Communications, Inc."
Volume
35
Issue
2
Pages
68–68
Identifiers
DOI: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.027
Source
Sivamani Lab - UC Davis dermatology-ucdavis
License
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Abstract

Hormones and androgens play an important role in the pathogenesis of acne. Multiple hormonal modulators are now available for the treatment of acne. The efficacies and side effects of currently available hormonal agents are reviewed here including the use of oral contraceptives, spironolactone, flutamide, cyproterone acetate, finasteride, and cortexolone 17α-propionate. Hormonal therapies are an efficacious treatment option for acne among females. With the growing need to reduce antibiotic exposures, hormonal therapies should be more widely studied and incorporated into acne treatment strategies.

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