In 1986, two reports suggested that hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) responds to antiandrogen therapy [9, 13]. They supported the hypothesis that HS is an androgen-dependent disease. In fact, no further work exists favouring this hypothesis. Furthermore, clinical and biological investigations are really needed to elucidate the possible participation of androgens and the possibility of hyperandrogenism in HS (see Chap. 12, Endocrinology). What a so-called response to antiandrogens in HS means, and the evidence for this is really only poorly suggested, and must be discussed in terms of antiandrogen therapy.

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

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Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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