Topical glucocorticoids and the skin--mechanisms of action: an update.

  title={Topical glucocorticoids and the skin--mechanisms of action: an update.},
  author={Amrita Ahluwalia},
  journal={Mediators of Inflammation},
  pages={183 - 193}
The topical glucocorticoids (GCs) represent the treatment of choice for many types of inflammatory dermatoses. Despite the extensive use of this class of drugs as first line therapy the mechanism of their action is uncertain. It is clear that the multiplicity of actions of the topical GCs is an important facet of their scope in the treatment of dermal disorders. The aim of this update is to review past and current theories regarding how these agents might work. Current understanding of the… CONTINUE READING
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