Managing Cutaneous Manifestations of Hyperandrogenic Disorders

  title={Managing Cutaneous Manifestations of Hyperandrogenic Disorders},
  author={I. Wiegratz and H. Kuhl},
  journal={Treatments in Endocrinology},
  • I. Wiegratz, H. Kuhl
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Treatments in Endocrinology
  • Cutaneous manifestations of hyperandrogenic disorders (acne, seborrhea, hirsutism and androgenetic alopecia) can be caused by elevated levels of free testosterone or androgen precursors. In women with normal serum levels of testosterone or androgen precursors, enhanced local conversion to testosterone, or to the more potent androgen dihydrotestosterone, may lead to increased androgen activity in the pilosebaceous unit. Large individual variations in the response to normal or elevated androgens… CONTINUE READING
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