J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2020 Jun 1;13(6):18-21. Epub 2020 Jun 1.
Drs. Mobasher, Foulad, Juhasz, Mesinkovska, Ms. Raffi, Mr. Zachary, and Mr. Fackler are with the Department of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California.
Changes in skin pigmentation patterns related to the fluctuation of estrogen receptors and progesterone receptors during menstruation, also known as catamenial hyperpigmentation, have been reported in several studies. We sought to summarize the literature on catamenial skin hyperpigmentation and menses-induced exacerbations of skin pigmentation disorders. We searched PubMed/MEDLINE and the Cochrane Skin database with the search terms and , and , and , and and , then assessed the relevant literature on skin diseases related to nonpathological menstruation. Read More