Case Report  |   December 2015
Progressively Worsening Cyclic Rash: Diagnosis and Approach to Care
Author Notes
  • From DeRosa Medical in Scottsdale, Arizona (Dr DeRosa and Ms Adams), and the Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale (Student Doctor Fee). 
  • A portion of this paper was presented at the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association conference, held Friday May 8, 2015, in Phoenix. 
  • Support: DeRosa Medical provided means of diagnosing and treating the patients in this case series with standard medical supplies. There were no materials purchased and no extraneous financial duties required. Use of supplies were approved by Dr DeRosa, chief executive officer of DeRosa Medical. 
  •  *Address correspondence to Angela DeRosa, DO, MBA, CPE, McDowell Mountain Medical Center, 9377 E Bell Rd, Suite 143, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1503. E-mail: angeladerosa@cox.net
     
Article Information
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Case Report   |   December 2015
Progressively Worsening Cyclic Rash: Diagnosis and Approach to Care
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 2015, Vol. 115, 738-744. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2015.150
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 2015, Vol. 115, 738-744. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2015.150
Abstract

Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis (AIPD) is an uncommon condition in which allergic dermatitis to endogenous progesterone manifests in cyclic cutaneous eruptions. In this case series, we present 3 patients with AIPD, each with unique presentations and medical histories emblematic of the disease. Cyclic dermatitis related to menses in a premenopausal woman should raise high clinical suspicion for AIPD, especially in the primary care or emergency setting. Because of the rarity of this disorder, this case series seeks to describe AIPD to medical providers of young women, as well as present relevant literature related to the disease. We propose clinical considerations for women of reproductive age with AIPD.

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