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June 1983

Intralesional Corticosteroids in the Treatment of Nodulocystic Acne

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics, the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(6):480-481. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650300034012

• We evaluated the effectiveness of intralesional injections of corticosteroids in the therapy for nodulocystic acne. Triamcinolone acetonide at a concentration of 0.63 mg/mL was as efficacious as a higher concentration of 2.5 mg/mL. Betamethasone phosphate had little, if any, effect on nodulocystic acne lesions at concentrations of 3.0, 1.5, and 0.75 mg/mL, when compared with saline controls.

(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:480-481)