Corticosteroids in the elderly

P. Subrt, S. S. Raimer

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Some dermatoses, notably bullous pemphigoid and pemphigus vulgaris, can be fatal, and prompt therapy with systemic glucocorticoids may be necessary. Occlusion with an impermeable film, such as plastic wrap, constitutes a most effective method of enhancing penetration, yielding approximately a tenfold increase over the nonoccluded application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-151
Number of pages17
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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