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Psoriasis in infancy: therapy with calcipotriene ointment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11766119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Psoriasis in infancy is often more therapeutically challenging than atopic and seborrheic dermatitis. The generalized nature of psoriasis and the intensity of inflammation often reduce the efficacy of topical corticosteroids. Furthermore, involvement of intertriginous skin and the presence of scalp disease limit the potency of the topical steroids that can be prescribed. We report on an infant treated with topical calcipotriene for infantile psoriasis who experienced greater benefit than he had with standard corticosteroid medications. Laboratory testing for calcium metabolism was normal during the course of therapy. We conclude that calcipotriene can be a safe and effective therapy for psoriasis in early infancy.
L B Travis; N B Silverberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-18     Completed Date:  2002-07-23     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York 10025, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Calcitriol / analogs & derivatives*,  therapeutic use
Dermatologic Agents / therapeutic use
Infant Welfare
Psoriasis / congenital*,  drug therapy
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dermatologic Agents; 0/Ointments; 112965-21-6/calcipotriene; 32222-06-3/Calcitriol

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