Hormonal influences in acne

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The effects of hormones in acne are most notable in women. Androgens such as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and testosterone, the adrenal precursor dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), estrogen, and other hormones, including growth hormone or insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), may each be important. It is likely that the hormones affecting the sebaceous gland are both taken up from the serum in addition to being made locally within the gland.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAcne and its Therapy
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781420018417
ISBN (Print)9780824729714
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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