The influence of pregnancy and menstruation on the deterioration of atopic dermatitis symptoms.

@article{Cho2010TheIO,
  title={The influence of pregnancy and menstruation on the deterioration of atopic dermatitis symptoms.},
  author={Suhyun Cho and Hee Jung Kim and Sang Ho Oh and Chang Ook Park and Jin Young Jung and Kwang Hoon Lee},
  journal={Annals of dermatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={180-5}
}
BACKGROUND Female patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) often experience cutaneous deterioration associated with their pregnancy or menstrual cycle. OBJECTIVE We wanted to determine the prevalence of symptom aggravation as related to pregnancy and the menstrual cycle in female patients with AD. METHODS One hundred female patients with AD were included in the study and interviews were performed. The total IgE level and the Eczema Area and Severity Index score of the patients were… CONTINUE READING

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