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Evidence-Based Dermatology: Research Commentary
September 2004

Twice-Weekly Topical Corticosteroid Therapy May Reduce Atopic Dermatitis Relapses

Author Affiliations

Michael E.BigbyMDRosamariaCoronaDSc, MDDamianoAbeniMD, MPHAlexandra B.KimballMD, MPHMoysesSzkloMD, MPH, DrPHHywelWilliamsMSc, PhD, FRCP

Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(9):1151-1152. doi:10.1001/archderm.140.9.1151

Commentary on: Twice weekly fluticasone propionate added to emollient maintenance treatment to reduce risk of relapse in atopic dermatitis: randomised, double blind, parallel group study

Berth-Jones J, Damstra RJ, Golsch S, Livden JK, Van Hooteghem O, Allegra F, Parker CA

BMJ. 2003;326:1367-1370

Question: How effective and safe is the addition of twice-weekly fluticasone propionate cream or ointment to regular emollient therapy for reducing relapses in people with chronic relapsing atopic dermatitis (AD)?

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