Topical corticosteroid use in the middle east

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The use of topical steroids in the Middle East is quite common as the regulations of dispensing to patients are lax. Even though the uses of these medications are limited in the pediatric population in fear of their possible side effects, their use in adults is mainly in the treatment of pigmentary disorders. Given that such conditions are common, abuse is highly possible. The occurrence of adverse events, such as atrophy, is common in this population group.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Treatise on Topical Corticosteroids in Dermatology
Subtitle of host publicationUse, Misuse and Abuse
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789811046094
ISBN (Print)9789811046087
Publication statusPublished - Aug 11 2017


  • Education
  • Middle East
  • Pigmentary disorders
  • Prescription
  • Steroids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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