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July 1978

Scholtz Regimen-Reply

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Los Angeles

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(7):1099. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640190077044

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In Reply.—  We disagree with one of Dr Tompkins' statements, to the effect that "... most dermatologists trained during the last ten years are well aware of the Scholtz regimen and its proper usage; and the reason one does not hear more about it is that it just is not as effective as we would like it to be or as we are led to believe." We are of the opinion that most dermatologists who have been trained during the past ten years, as well as those of much longer experience, have never heard of the Scholtz regimen.There has been much research and many published papers regarding newer concepts in the immunological aspects of atopic dermatitis, but, with few exceptions, we have not seen any mention of the Scholtz regimen or any other alternative practical ideas for the management of this distressing disease.Dr Tompkins' point that the Scholtz regimen

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