Effects of widespread dermatitis and topical steroid therapy on thyroid function tests

Anthony Ormerod, J How, P D Bewsher, I W Reid

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Abstract

Five patients with extensive dermatitis and 5 normal subjects were treated with topical betamethasone valerate 0.1% (Betnovate, Glaxo) 19-34 g daily for 4 days. Thyroid functions tests were not affected by the treatment but some patients with widespread inflamed skin demonstrated altered serum thyroid hormone levels as a result of the euthyroid sick syndrome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-259
Number of pages3
JournalDermatologica
Volume176
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

Keywords

  • Administration, Cutaneous
  • Adult
  • Betamethasone
  • Betamethasone 17-Valerate
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Euthyroid Sick Syndromes
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Thyroid Function Tests
  • Thyroxine

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    Ormerod, A., How, J., Bewsher, P. D., & Reid, I. W. (1988). Effects of widespread dermatitis and topical steroid therapy on thyroid function tests. Dermatologica, 176(5), 257-259.