Corpus ID: 28412333

Topical steroid abuse: its use as a depigmenting agent.

@article{Nnoruka2006TopicalSA,
  title={Topical steroid abuse: its use as a depigmenting agent.},
  author={Edith N. Nnoruka and Obi Okoye},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={
          934-9
        }
}
This study was undertaken to document prevalence, motives and observed complications of steroid use as a depigmenting agent amongst African blacks in southeast Nigeria. This practice is very common in the African environment. Consecutive new patients attending the dermatology clinic of the University of Nigeria TeachingHospital, Enugu, from June to December 2004 were recruited. Active substances of products used were determined from packages, while unknown concoctions were analyzed. Chi-squared… Expand
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