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December 1964

Effect of Topical Fluorometholone on Infected and Uninfected Dermatoses: A Clinical and Microbiological Study

Author Affiliations


From the Section of Dermatology, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. This work was supported in part by a grant from the Armed Forces Epidemiology Board.

Laboratory of Dermatology, Western Reserve University (C. J. Fritsch); Resident in Dermatology, Western Reserve University (Dr. Fritsch).

Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(6):604-613. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600060070012

Data are presented which indicate that topically applied fluorometholone cream does not adversely affect the bacterial colonization of skin lesions. Three groups of subjects were studied: (1) 10 normal controls, (2) 29 patients with uninfected dermatoses, and (3) 22 patients with infected dermatoses. The response of the infected lesions to steroid treatment was more favorable than that of the uninfected lesions.

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