|Title:||Misuse of topical corticosteroids: a clinical study in an Iraqi hospital|
|Authors:||Al Dhalimi, M.A.|
Al Jawahiry, N.
|Abstract:||We assessed the frequency of, reasons for and the most common dermatological problems resulting from misuse of topical corticosteroids. We used a questionnaire and skin examination to study patients presenting at the dermatological centre, Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital, Al-Najaf, Iraq during the period March 2001-April 2002. Of 1780 new patients, 140 [7.9%] had misused topical corticosteroids. About half were aged 10-19 years. Potent and highly potent preparations were the most commonly used. In 34.3% of cases, medical staff were responsible for prescribing/ recommending the drugs|
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