Hormones are known to be essential in regulating physiologic processes in each system of the body, including the skin. Endocrine diseases, through excess or deficiencies of hormones, result in changes in cutaneous function and morphology. Dermatologists may commonly see skin lesions that reflect an underlying endocrine disorder. Identifying the endocrinopathy is very important so that patients might receive corrective rather than symptomatic treatment.
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