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March 1972

Exacerbation of Atopic DermatitisProduction by Topical Application of Retinoic Acid

Author Affiliations


From the Division of Dermatology, Veterans Administration Hospital (Dr. Krueger), the Hospital Services Division, Children's Asthma Research Institute and Hospital (Dr. Molk), and the Division of Dermatology, University of Colorado Medical Center (Dr. Kahn), Denver.

Arch Dermatol. 1972;105(3):405-406. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620060047008

Unilateral application of retinoic acid 0.2% in petrolatum to the areas of keratosis pilaris on nine asthmatic children with a history of atopic eczema resulted in a circumscribed unilateral exacerbation of atopic eczema in eight of the nine subjects when compared to petrolatum, each child being his own control.