A Rare Case of Oestrogen Dermatitis

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Abstract

Background:

Oestrogen dermatitis is a rare disorder characterised by cyclical eruptions in association with a woman’s menstrual cycle.

Methods:

A 43-year-old woman with an 8-year history of cyclical inguinal dermatitis, with a negative patch test, was tested with intradermal progesterone and oestrogen.

Results:

Intradermal testing was positive for oestrogen only.

Conclusion:

In a female patient with cyclical dermatitis, it is important to consider oestrogen or progesterone dermatitis in the differential diagnosis.

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