A multicentre, parallel-group comparison of calcipotriol ointment and short-contact dithranol therapy in chronic plaque psoriasis.

@article{BerthJones1992AMP,
  title={A multicentre, parallel-group comparison of calcipotriol ointment and short-contact dithranol therapy in chronic plaque psoriasis.},
  author={John Berth-Jones and Anthony Christopher Chu and William A. Dodd and M Ganpule and William Andrew David Griffiths and R P Haydey and M R Klaber and Susan Jennifer Murray and Sarah F Rogers and H J Jurgensen},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={1992},
  volume={127 3},
  pages={266-71}
}
Short-contact treatment with dithranol (anthralin) is a widely used treatment for chronic plaque psoriasis. Although effective, it causes staining and irritation, and is therefore inconvenient. Calcipotriol is a recently developed vitamin D analogue which is effective and easy to use. To evaluate the relative efficacy, safety and acceptability of these treatments a multicentre, open, randomized, parallel-group comparison was performed. Four hundred and seventy-eight patients with chronic plaque… CONTINUE READING

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