To follow or not to follow dermatological treatment--a review of the literature.

  title={To follow or not to follow dermatological treatment--a review of the literature.},
  author={J\orgen Vedelskov Serup and A Lindblad and Marianne Maroti and Karin I Kjellgren and Eva Niklasson and Lena Ring and Johan Ahlner},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  volume={86 3},
Creams, ointments and solutions applied to the skin surface by patients as part of a daily routine might be expected to provide a more variable dosage than do standard tablets. However, adherence to treatment in dermatology has been little studied. This article reviews recent publications in the field. These are dominated by questionnaire-based studies, which tend to over-estimate adherence. Reduced adherence to dermatological treatment is noted in 34-45% of patients. It is likely that the… CONTINUE READING

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