Steroid skin L90.8

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Skin damage caused by months or years of abusus of corticoid externa.

Clinical features
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Skin atrophy with diffuse, livid redness, telangiectasia, follicular papules, papulo-pustules, hypertrichosis, hyperpigmentation and depigmentation, bleeding, striae cutis distensae.

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Discontinuation of glucocorticoid medication (if necessary sneaking out), blande local therapy or non-steroidal antiphlogistic therapy, e.g. 2-5% CSF carbonis detergens cream R152. Teleangiectasia can be tackled with laser treatment(argon, pulsed dye laser).

Notice! Patients must be well informed about expected exacerbations of an underlying skin disease after discontinuation of therapy!


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Last updated on: 29.10.2020