Association between isolated female acne and insulin resistance: a prospective study


KARTAL D. , Yildiz H. , Ertas R. , BORLU M. , Utas S.

GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA, vol.151, no.4, pp.353-357, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 151 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-357

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Acne is one of the manifestations of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Nowadays hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance are well-known characteristics of PCOS. The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between isolated female acne and insulin resistance and to determine the effect of hyperandrogenemia in this possible relationship.