Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis

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Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis

Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis (APD) is a rare condition characterized by a cyclic skin rash which develops premenstrually in women. The condition usually occurs in adulthood after the start of periods (menarche), and rarely during pregnancy or postmenopause. Signs and symptoms vary among affected individuals; skin findings that have been reported include hives, erythema multiforme, papulovesicles (an eczema-like rash), annular erythema, angiodema, mouth erosions and pruritus (itching). The rash typically begins a few days before menses and subsides around the time menstruation begins, recurring at the next cycle. The exact cause is unknown, but is thought to involve a hypersensitivity reaction to a woman's own progesterone. Depending on the severity, treatment may include topical medications, systemic corticosteroids, hormone therapy to inhibit the production of progesterone, or surgical removal of the ovaries.
 

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Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis.
 

Author(s): Ikbal Kaygusuz, Ilknur Inegol Gumus, Evren Sarifakioglu, Ayla Eser, Bulent Bozkurt, Hasan Kafali

Journal: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Sep;53(3):420-2.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis: potential role of cutaneous angiogenin expression?
 

Author(s): F Poffet, S Abraham, P Taramarcaz, L Fontao, L Borradori

Journal: Dermatology (Basel). 2011 ;223(1):32-5.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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