STL Volume 5 Number 6

STL Volume 5 Number 6
Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: June, 2000

Update on: Paclitaxel Paxene Testosterone Gel AndroGel 1% “Intelligent” Dressing Acemannan Hydrogel Cyclophosphamide 25mg and 50mg tablets Ketoconazole 2% Cream Halofuginone OTC Vaginal Preparations Clotrimazole 2% Three Day Vaginal Cream Cyclosporine Gengraf Apligraf Graftskin
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Current Therapy in Behçet’s Disease

Behçet’s disease is an inflammatory disorder of unknown cause. There is often involvement of the gastrointestinal system, the central nervous system and large vessels, which can be life-threatening. As well, ocular lesions can cause blindness. Mucocutaneous symptoms are self-limiting but more frequent.
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Vitiligo Management Update

Vitiligo is an acquired skin disorder caused by the disappearance of pigment cells from the epidermis, and results in well defined white patches that are often symmetrically distributed. The lack of melanin pigment makes the lesional skin more sensitive to sunburn.