par Prenen, Micheline ;Ledoux, Marguerite
Référence Contraception, 4, 2, page (79-89)
Publication Publié, 1971-08
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The effects of oral contraceptives on various dermatologic aspects are discussed. A pigmentary complication, chloasma, may occur after administration of any type of estrogen-progestogen combination oral contraceptives. Individual sensibility and ultraviolet irradiation are determinant factors. Pilosebaceous complications (facial hypertrichosis, seborrheic alopecia and acne) may be attributed to the androgenic potential of progestogens derivated from 19-nor-testosterone. By contrast, combination estrogen-progestogens with estrogenic predominance, with non-androgenic progestogens, or sequential contraceptive steroids may be beneficial for the treatment of idiopathic hirsutism, resistant seborrheic alopecia, and some acne. The complications of yeast vulvo-vaginitis and porphyria cutanea tarda are discussed. © 1971.