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Postmenopausal acne.

PMID: 1831742  

Postmenopausal acne originates at or after menopause in darker-skinned, formerly oily-skinned, large-pored women who usually did not experience adolescent acne. It is a low-grade, long-smoldering acne in which small closed comedones are dominant, among which there is a scattering of dimunitive papulopustules. There is a seeming association with chin and upper lip hirsutism. Topical tretinoin is an effective therapy. Unopposed adrenal androgens present after ovarian failure may be the chief causes of this condition.

Kligman AM


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