A double-blind controlled cross-over trial of cyproterone acetate in females with hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Mortimer PS, Dawber RP, Gales MA, Moore RA

In order to examine whether anti-androgen therapy was effective in hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), ethinyloestradiol 50 micrograms/cyproterone acetate 50 mg in a reverse sequential regimen was compared with ethinyloestradiol 50 micrograms/norgestrel 500 micrograms (Eugynon 50) in 24 female patients. Both treatments produced substantial improvement in disease activity. Seven patients cleared and have remained free of disease for 18 months, five patients improved, four remained unchanged, while two deteriorated. Cyproterone acetate was not clinically significantly more effective than E50, and both gave a similar reduction in free androgen index. Anti-androgen therapy appears to be beneficial in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: The British journal of dermatology
Journal Abbreviation: Br. J. Dermatol.
Journal Date Published: 1986-11-12

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 2944534
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2944534
Lasted Revision: 2013-11-21

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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