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January 1969

Auto-Immune Progesterone Eczema: An Endogenous Progesterone Hypersensitivity

Author Affiliations

Little Rock, Ark

From the departments of dermatology (Dr. Jones) and pediatrics and microbiology (Dr. Gordon), University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;99(1):57-59. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610190063011

The first case of auto-immune progesterone eczema occurring premenstrually is reported. The clinical manifestations of the disease were controlled with cyclic estinyl estradiol. This is the first reported patient with auto-immune progesterone dermatitis in whom it was possible to demonstrate in vitro a positive indirect basophil degranulation test.