Intralesional Steroids: When and How to Inject?

  • Rodrigo Pirmez


Intralesional steroid (IL-S) injections have been used to treat a variety of dermatological and nondermatological diseases. In the treatment of alopecias, IL-S are an important therapeutic tool for many types of both scarring and nonscarring hair loss. This chapter covers practical topics such as the type and concentration of the steroid to be injected, indications, technique of injection, potential local and systemic adverse effects, and how to prevent them.


Alopecia Steroids Intralesional Triamcinolone Betamethasone Atrophy Hair Alopecia areata Cicatricial alopecias Acne keloidalis Discoid lupus Lichen planopilaris Dissecting cellulitis Folliculitis decalvans Adrenal suppression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo Pirmez
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  1. 1.Department of Dermatology Santa Casa da MisericordiaRio De JaneiroBrazil

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