Role of hormones in acne vulgaris.

  title={Role of hormones in acne vulgaris.},
  author={Megha Kataria Arora and Amita Yadav and Vandana Saini},
  journal={Clinical biochemistry},
  volume={44 13},
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the role of endogenous hormones like testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, insulin-like growth factor, insulin and glucocorticoids in a common skin condition acne vulgaris. DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a systematic review of the literature and abstracted the data for every published cut point. RESULTS We screened more than 1000 studies and found that serum testosterone, progesterone, glucocorticoids, insulin and insulin-like growth factors are increased in patients… CONTINUE READING