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Title: Misuse of topical corticosteroids: a clinical study in an Iraqi hospital
Authors: Al Dhalimi, M.A.
Al Jawahiry, N.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
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
Description: 847-852
Keywords: Administration, Topical
Substance-Related Disorders
Physical Examination
Skin Diseases
Health Education
Subject: Steroids
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117163
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1206/12_6_2006_847_852.pdf
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