The influence of sex hormones on UVB induced erythema in man

Gregor B.E. Jemec*, Michael Heidenheim

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    Clinical and experimental evidence suggests that sex hormones can modify the inflammatory response in a number of diseases. In a pilot study the influence of sex hormones on UV-induced inflammation, testing was done with oestradiol-17β, testosterone and progesterone, as a double-blind vehicle-controlled study in 47 healthy volunteers. Inflammation was graded using laser-doppler velocimetry. Oestradiol (5 mg/100 g) was found to increase the inflammatory response significantly when compared with placebo or testosterone treated areas (P < 0.03). These findings support previous experimental and epidemiological observations of an increased inflammation following oestrogenic stimulation, and suggest that non-lymphocyte-mediated mechanisms may be involved as well.

    Sider (fra-til)221-224
    Antal sider4
    TidsskriftJournal of Dermatological Science
    Udgave nummer3
    StatusUdgivet - maj 1995


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