Topical corticosteroids (CS) are widely used in dermatology because of their anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative and immuno-suppressive properties. On the other hand, the prolonged application of corticosteroids may induce adverse reactions such as allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Patch testing CS often poses methodological issues correlated to their drug properties that may hide the manifestations of a positive reaction. Furthermore, the ideal concentration to patch test corticosteroid is still a matter of study and some vehicles have some well-known limitations. This article is divided into two parts: the first one investigated vehicles that may efficiently dissolve the corticosteroids, according to the polarity of the latter; the second part compared the results of the patch tests with hydrocortistone-17-butyrate using two different vehicles: ethanol, which is the standard one, and another vehicle selected as suitable from our CS solubility test.

Investigation of new vehicles to patch test corticosteroids: our experience with ethoxydiglycol to detect contact allergy to hydrocortisone butyrate

LISI, Paolo;STINGENI, LUCA;
2011

Abstract

Topical corticosteroids (CS) are widely used in dermatology because of their anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative and immuno-suppressive properties. On the other hand, the prolonged application of corticosteroids may induce adverse reactions such as allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Patch testing CS often poses methodological issues correlated to their drug properties that may hide the manifestations of a positive reaction. Furthermore, the ideal concentration to patch test corticosteroid is still a matter of study and some vehicles have some well-known limitations. This article is divided into two parts: the first one investigated vehicles that may efficiently dissolve the corticosteroids, according to the polarity of the latter; the second part compared the results of the patch tests with hydrocortistone-17-butyrate using two different vehicles: ethanol, which is the standard one, and another vehicle selected as suitable from our CS solubility test.
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