Facial hirsutism following danazol therapy

Cutis. 2004 Nov;74(5):301-3.


We describe a 32-year-old woman who presented with excessive facial hair growth of sudden onset that disturbed her psychologically. She had been treated for fibrocystic breast disease with danazol for 6 months. Two months after discontinuation of the drug, the patient had complete reversal of the hair abnormality.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Breast Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Danazol / adverse effects*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Estrogen Antagonists / adverse effects*
  • Facial Dermatoses / chemically induced
  • Facial Dermatoses / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Hirsutism / chemically induced
  • Hirsutism / diagnosis*
  • Humans


  • Estrogen Antagonists
  • Danazol