Fluticasone Cream Safe in Children With Atopic Dermatitis

NEW YORK (MedscapeWire) Mar 25 — A study in the March issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology soothes concerns about potentially dangerous adverse effects from local steroids used to treat pediatric skin conditions. In this phase IV open-label study, topical fluticasone cream was safe for up to 4 weeks in treating atopic dermatitis in children as young as 3 months of age.
"Topical corticosteroids are useful for the treatment of pediatric dermatoses," write S. F. Friedlander and colleagues from the Fluticasone Pediatrics Safety Study Group. "However, concerns regarding possible systemic and topical toxicities have limited the use of moderate-potency corticosteroids in children."

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