Anti‐androgen therapy in dermatology: a review

  title={Anti‐androgen therapy in dermatology: a review},
  author={JAMES L. Burton},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Dermatology},
  • J. Burton
  • Published 1 December 1979
  • Medicine
  • Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
An anti-androgen is a compound which will specifically inhibit the biological effect of androgens on their target cells. Such compounds are obviously of potential importance in the treatment of skin diseases in which androgenic stimulation plays a pathogenetic role. Systemic anti-androgens have been used in West Germany to treat females with seborrhoea, acne vulgaris, hirsutism and male-pattern alopecia for several years, and it is likely that antiandrogens will be increasingly used in the… 
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