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STEROID OINTMENTS IN DERMATITIS

STEROID OINTMENTS IN DERMATITIS Abstract To the Editor:—In a previous paper, Scott and I reported on experiments which suggested that the course of experimentally induced skin inflammation was not altered by external application of hydrocortisone, if applied after the inflammatory stimulus was set.1 Nevertheless, and in apparent contradiction to these findings, we have been impressed with the satisfactory effect of hydrocortisone creams in a number of inflammatory skin disorders, including contact dermatitis.2 A great number of reports on the efficacy of steroid ointments in contact dermatitis has been published from all over the world, and it appears that these preparations are used routinely by the majority of dermatologists in their daily practice. Kligman, in his excellent article on poison ivy dermatitis3 digressed to castigate the indiscriminate use of steroid ointments in various skin diseases and singled out, as an example, our clinical report on the effect of hydrocortisone creams References 1. Scott, A., and Kalz, F.: The Effect of the Topical Application of Corticotropin, Hydrocortisone, and Fluorocortisone on the Process of Cutaneous Inflammation , J. Invest. Dermat. 26:361 ( (May) ) 1956. 2. Kalz, F.; McCorriston, L. R., and Prichard, H.: An Evaluation of Hydrocortisone Acetate Ointment in Various Skin Diseases , Canad. M.A.J. 72:7, 1955. 3. Kligman, A. M.: Poison Ivy (Rhus) Dermatitis: An Experimental Study , A.M.A. Arch. Dermat 77:149, 1958.Crossref 4. Schamberg, I. L.; Askovitz, S. I., and Greenberg, M.: A Critical Evaluation of the Effect of Steroid Lotions on Inflammatory Dermatoses , A.M.A. Arch. Dermat. 78:490 ( (Oct.) ) 1958.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

STEROID OINTMENTS IN DERMATITIS

A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology , Volume 80 (5) – Nov 1, 1959

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1959 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-5359
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10.1001/archderm.1959.01560230078021
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Abstract To the Editor:—In a previous paper, Scott and I reported on experiments which suggested that the course of experimentally induced skin inflammation was not altered by external application of hydrocortisone, if applied after the inflammatory stimulus was set.1 Nevertheless, and in apparent contradiction to these findings, we have been impressed with the satisfactory effect of hydrocortisone creams in a number of inflammatory skin disorders, including contact dermatitis.2 A great number of reports on the efficacy of steroid ointments in contact dermatitis has been published from all over the world, and it appears that these preparations are used routinely by the majority of dermatologists in their daily practice. Kligman, in his excellent article on poison ivy dermatitis3 digressed to castigate the indiscriminate use of steroid ointments in various skin diseases and singled out, as an example, our clinical report on the effect of hydrocortisone creams References 1. Scott, A., and Kalz, F.: The Effect of the Topical Application of Corticotropin, Hydrocortisone, and Fluorocortisone on the Process of Cutaneous Inflammation , J. Invest. Dermat. 26:361 ( (May) ) 1956. 2. Kalz, F.; McCorriston, L. R., and Prichard, H.: An Evaluation of Hydrocortisone Acetate Ointment in Various Skin Diseases , Canad. M.A.J. 72:7, 1955. 3. Kligman, A. M.: Poison Ivy (Rhus) Dermatitis: An Experimental Study , A.M.A. Arch. Dermat 77:149, 1958.Crossref 4. Schamberg, I. L.; Askovitz, S. I., and Greenberg, M.: A Critical Evaluation of the Effect of Steroid Lotions on Inflammatory Dermatoses , A.M.A. Arch. Dermat. 78:490 ( (Oct.) ) 1958.Crossref

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A.M.A. Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1959

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