Topical corticosteroid-induced adrenocortical insufficiency: clinical implications.

  title={Topical corticosteroid-induced adrenocortical insufficiency: clinical implications.},
  author={Cheryl Y Levin and Howard Ira Maibach},
  journal={American journal of clinical dermatology},
  volume={3 3},
Topical corticosteroids are often prescribed for the treatment of dermatological disorders. However, systemic adrenal insufficiency may result from their overuse. Current literature detailing both laboratory and clinical findings was analyzed, in the hopes of evaluating the health-risk potential of topical corticosteroids in producing adrenal insufficiency. Risk factors identified in this report included use of high potency corticosteroids, occlusive or prolonged treatment application, and use… CONTINUE READING
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