STL Volume 5 Number 2

STL Volume 5 Number 2
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Topical Antipsoriatics

With growing public reluctance to use systemic medications we can expect topical treatments for psoriasis and other skin conditions to become increasingly important in the future. These drugs are useful not only to control this disease, but also to limit the irritation caused by medications such as tazarotene and anthralin.
Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: February, 2000

Update on: Aminolevulinic Acid Levulan Photodynamic Therapy G-3139 Genta Inc Moxifloxacin HCl Avelox Ciclopirox Loprox 8% Topical Solution 5-fluorouracil Solex Allovectin-7 Vical Inc
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Treatment Options For Localized Scleroderma

Localized scleroderma, or morphea, is a chronic disease that causes a thickening and induration of the skin. For plaque type morphea, the treatments include super-potent corticosteroids and calcipotriol. For the more generalized forms, as well as the linear forms, UVA is currently the best therapeutic modality.