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Skin sensitisers in topical corticosteroids

Abstract

Recent issues of the Monthly Index of Medical Specialities (MIMS) include a table (in section 13H) which lists some potential sensitisers in topical corticosteroid preparations. Such a list is valuable since allergic contact dermatitis due to a constituent of a topical preparation is a troublesome and avoidable cause of failure to respond. It should help in choosing preparations for a patient known to be sensitised to any of the compounds listed, and in avoiding the more common sensitisers.

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