Reduced sebum production in Turner syndrome: A study of twenty-two patients

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Turner's syndrome (TS) is a genetic disorder caused by numeric and/or structural abnormalities of the X chromosome. In a previous study it was observed that acne is less frequent in TS than in the general population. Since the onset of acne in pre-pubertal or pubertal age is related to sebum production, this study evaluates sebum secretion in TS patients, comparing the results with those of a control group of age-matched healthy female subjects. A total of 22 patients affected by TS (mean age 26.56±7.89 years) and a control group of 23 age-matched healthy females were studied. Sebum production was measured using a Sebumeter SM810. Mean sebum secretion in TS subjects was significantly lower than in the control group (81.35±66.44 UA vs 147.09±33.62 UA, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-792
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011


  • Acne
  • Sebum production
  • Sebumeter
  • Turner's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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