Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis manifested as erythema annulare centrifugum: Confirmation of progesterone sensitivity by in vitro interferon-γ release Academic Article uri icon


  • Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis was manifested as deep-type erythema annulare centrifugum. Sensitivity to progesterone was studied in vivo by means of intradermal and patch tests, which revealed immediate-type and delayed-type hypersensitivity, respectively. Sensitivity to progesterone was further confirmed in vitro by results of an interferon-γ release test, which imply a possible role for T H 1-type cytokines in autoimmune progesterone dermatitis. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2002;47:311-3.)

publication date

  • January 1, 2002