J Dermatol Plast Surg | Volume 2, Issue 2 | Case Report | Open Access

Gender Dermatoses: The Role of Sex Hormones in Skin Diseases

Olumayowa Abimbola Oninla1*, Samuel Olorunyomi Oninla2 and Atinuke Arinola Ajani1

1Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
2Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Osogbo, Nigeria

*Correspondance to: Olumayowa A Oninla 

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The skin is the largest organ in the body constituting 15% of the total body weight. It is therefore paramount to address skin diseases. Of major importance in the etiopathogenesis and pathophysiology of many of these diseases is the gender difference in the skin. Studies on endocrine effects on the skin have revealed that several important physiologic activities of the skin are either partly or wholly under the control of hormones secreted by different endocrine glands.


Gender; Skin; Dermatoses; Sex hormones


Oninla OA, Oninla SO, Ajani AA. Gender Dermatoses: The Role of Sex Hormones in Skin Diseases. J Dermatol Plast Surg. 2017; 2(2): 1016.

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