EMAIL THIS PAGE TO A FRIEND

The British journal of dermatology

The effect of clobetasone butyrate and other topical steroids on skin thickness of the domestic pig.


PMID 1268065

Abstract

A new glucocorticoid, clobetasone butyrate, has been shown in patients to have good topical anti-inflammatory activity and a minimal effect on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function. Among a group of topically active corticosteroids, compared in a controlled study in the domestic pig, clobetasone butyrate is shown to cause less epidermal thinning than any of the others except only 1% hydrocortisone. This evidence of a lesser atrophogenic effect may indicate further dissociation of unwanted from wanted properties in clobetasone butyrate.