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Topical Steroid Therapy of Atopic Skin Diseases

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The development of effective topical steroid preparations was a major advance in the therapy of atopic skin diseases. More recently, alterations in the hydrocortisone molecule have produced increasingly potent preparations with the associated risk of local and systemic side effects, including suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. When used judiciously as part of a carefully planned therapeutic regimen including emollients and, when indicated, antihistamines and antibiotics, topical steroids can play an important role in the management of atopic skin diseases.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: November 1, 1989

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

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    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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