Corticosteroids: topical

  • J. G. Camarasa
  • A. Giménez-Arnau
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Abstract

Topical glucocorticoids are the most widely used therapeutic agents for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases. Twenty years passed from the discovery of the basic structure of cholesterol, a precursor in the biosynthesis of all the steroids, until the first topical steroid was used in 1952.

Keywords

Corticosteroid Flare Glucocorticoid Valerate Tacrolimus 

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  • J. G. Camarasa
  • A. Giménez-Arnau

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