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Clinical Report

Weekly treatment of psoriasis with a hydrocolloid dressing in combination with triamcinolone acetonide. A controlled comparative study.

van de Kerkhof PC, Chang A, van der Walle HB, van Vlijmen-Willems I, Boezeman JB, Huigen-Tijdink R
DOI: 10.2340/0001555574143146


In a within subject comparison, the efficacy and the tolerability of topical treatment with triamcinolone acetonide under a hydrocolloid dressing were compared with triamcinolone acetonide monotherapy, monotherapy with hydrocolloid dressing and triamcinolone acetonide under plastic occlusion. The clinical efficacy of hydrocolloid dressing as a monotherapy and the pronounced clinical efficacy of this occlusive in combination with triamcinolone acetonide were confirmed. Comparing the hydrocolloid dressing (Duoderm E) and the plastic semi-occlusive (Opsite IV 3000), we concluded that the tolerability of both approaches was similar. However, Duoderm E in conjunction with triamcinolone acetonide was highly effective, whereas Opsite IV 3000 in combination with this steroid only had an inconspicuous antipsoriatic potential.


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