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February 1966

Atopic Dermatitis and Persistent Lactation

Author Affiliations


From the Section of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(2):174-176. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600200030003

Two cases of persistent galactorrhea and amenorrhea associated with atopic dermatitis are presented. This rare phenomenon has been attributed to endocrine dysfunction, drug ingestion, trauma, and inflammatory reactions of the chest wall. To date we are unaware of a case associated with atopic dermatitis. Endocrine abnormalities were not detected. In both patients galactorrhea terminated and normal menses returned when the atopic dermatitis became asymptomatic.

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