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QUESTION I am concerned about use of corticosteroids during pregnancy. Some of my women patients of reproductive age are using topical, inhaled, or oral preparations, and I am not sure what to advise. ANSWER Both topical and systemic corticosteroids are used for a variety of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. Results of first-trimester studies were(More)
BACKGROUND The understanding of the pathomechanics of shoulder impingement has evolved over the years. Likewise, assessment techniques and effective treatment strategies have also been developed. Physical therapists should keep up-to-date on the current evidence. OBJECTIVE This study explored the practices currently used by Indian physical therapists for(More)
Pemphigoid vegetans is a very rare type of bullous pemphigoid which usually affects the elderly and has not been reported in children. It shows a clinical resemblance to pemphigus vegetans but has distinct histological and immunopathological features of bullous pemphigoid. A 9-year-old girl presented with recurrent purulent and verrucous vegetating lesions(More)
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