Established corticosteroid creams should be applied only once daily in patients with atopic eczema

Williams, Hywel C (2007) Established corticosteroid creams should be applied only once daily in patients with atopic eczema. British Medical Journal, 334 . p. 1272.

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Abstract

Atopic eczema affects many adults and up to 20% of children,1 with health costs comparable to diabetes2 and asthma.3 One community survey of 1760 young children in the United Kingdom found that 84% had mild eczema, 14% moderate, and 2% severe eczema.4 Topical corticosteroids are a mainstay of treatment for inflammatory episodes.5 Most long established topical corticosteroids such as betamethasone valerate

or hydrocortisone are applied at least twice daily, but three newer preparations (mometasone, fluticasone,

and methylprednisolone) have been developed

for once daily application. Here, I propose that established preparations need be applied only once daily.

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Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
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Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2008 11:48
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2008 11:48
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/863

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