Chronic urticaria and irregular menstrual cycle: A case report of effective therapy with oral contraception.
Summary of "Chronic urticaria and irregular menstrual cycle: A case report of effective therapy with oral contraception."
Abstract It has been reported that urticaria may be associated with some conditions characterized by sex hormone changes. The case presented concerns a 19-year-old patient who had severe symptoms of chronic urticaria for 3 years, concomitant with an irregular menstrual cycle and functional ovarian cysts. After a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy the patient was treated with hormonal contraceptives. After 3 weeks the symptoms of urticaria withdrew. The patient continues to receive oral contraceptive treatment, has regular menstruation and shows no symptoms of urticaria. A diagnosis with an urticaria origin should take into consideration any changes in hormone balance as one of the possible reasons for the disease. In such cases, treatment with sex hormones may positively influence the course of the illness.
Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The Journal of dermatological treatment
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20964573
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09546634.2010.499933
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The period from onset of one menstrual bleeding (MENSTRUATION) to the next in an ovulating woman or female primate. The menstrual cycle is regulated by endocrine interactions of the HYPOTHALAMUS; the PITUITARY GLAND; the ovaries; and the genital tract. The menstrual cycle is divided by OVULATION into two phases. Based on the endocrine status of the OVARY, there is a FOLLICULAR PHASE and a LUTEAL PHASE. Based on the response in the ENDOMETRIUM, the menstrual cycle is divided into a proliferative and a secretory phase.
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