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June 1975

Double-Blind Comparison of Halcinonide and Betamethasone ValerateUse With Occlusive Dressings in Psoriasis Treatment

Author Affiliations

From the University of Rochester School of Medicine (Dr. Clark) and the Rochester General Hospital (Dr. Clement), Rochester, NY.

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(6):731-733. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630180059005

In a double-blind, paired-comparison study of the effectiveness of corticosteroid creams used under occlusion for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis, a new drug, halcinonide cream, was superior to betamethasone valerate cream, a steroid widely and effectively used for the treatment of psoriasis. This superiority was demonstrated in patients after both one and two weeks of treatment.