Dermatological Treatments

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Dermatological treatments have changed continuously throughout recent decades. Old drugs are recognized as being effective in new indications and new methods of dosage or application have been ...
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Systemic Corticosteroids

Pp. 192-209 (18)

Esther Díez Recio and Adriana Martín Fuentes

Abstract

Glucocorticoids are among the most frequently prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs not only in dermatology but all of medicine because of their anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties, and are prescribed by a wide variety of physicians, both specialists and generalists. We described the mechanism of action of GCs, the pharmacokinetics, the indications and dosage, adverse events, risks and precautions, particularly in pregnancy.

Keywords:

Glucocorticoids, adrenal cortex hormones, therapeutics, drug therapy, chemicals and drug categories, administration, oral, infusions, parenteral, skin and connective tissue diseases, skin diseases, skin.

Affiliation:

Dermatology Department, Hospital General Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain