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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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MONESTEL CORRALES, María Alejandra. Acné de causas endocrinológicas. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.1, pp.211-218. ISSN 2215-5287.

Acne is a common dermatological disease that takes place at different stages of life, being more prevalent among adolescents. Different processes are involved in acne pathophysiology and these ones allow the formation of the initial injury that can advance even to scars that can be both physical and emotional. When analyzing the different components involved in the pathophysiology primarily it emphasizes the role of androgen hormones. This raises the question of considering acne from its possible causative agents and in this particular case from endocrinological diseases. Within these endocrine diseases are included: polycystic ovary syndrome, the hyperandrogenism-insulin resistance acanthosis nigricans syndrome (HAIR-AN), seborrhoea-acne- hirsutism-androgenetic alopecia (SAHA) and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. A literature review on acne and these specific syndromes is performed and it shows the importance of knowing acne not only as a disease but as a manifestation of other diseases which may need different types of interventions to mitigate potential health implications as insuline resistance that accompanies some of the aforementioned syndromes.

Keywords : Acne; Endocrinology.

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