ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Acne Management in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Review article)
Authors : Rajaa M. Daghash, Aya M. Daghash, May I. Abu-Taha
Keywords : Acne, acne management, polycystic ovary syndrome.
Issue Date : May 2020
Abstract :
Background Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder in Females. Hyperandrogenism, ovulatory dysfunction, and morphology are the main feature of polycystic ovaries syndrome. Acne is one of the characteristic of hyperandrogenism that may have a negative impact on a female’s life. Aim The aim of this review is to explore different treatment approaches for acne in PCOS patients. Methods PubMed, Cochrane and Embase, databases were investigated for acne treatment in polycystic ovary syndrome using the terms, acne management, acne management in PCOS polycystic ovary syndrome. Results Hormonal contraceptives are first-choice therapy for treating acne in PCOS patients either as monotherapy or combined with standard topical acne therapy. Spironolactone, oral antibiotics, and metformin as second-line medications, and Isotretinoin for severe and refractory acne. Conclusions According to a multitude of studies, different treatment approaches can be used in the treatment of PCOS patients with acne. Treatment selection is dependent on several factors including clinical presentation, patient’s age, medical history patient preference and pregnancy.
Page(s) : 102-106
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 11, No.05