Inhibition of Wound Healing by Topical Steroids

JAMES G. MARKS, CHERYL CANO, KIM LEITZEL, ALLAN LIPTON

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Abstract

Abstract. A new animal model was used to study the effect of topical agents on wound healing. A weak‐ (hydrocortisone cream 1%) and medium‐strength (fluocino‐lone acetonide ointment 0.025%) steroid and their vehicles were applied to full‐thickness skin wounds placed on the backs of female Syrian hamsters. Wound healing was significantly retarded by both steroids when compared to their vehicles. Fluocinolone had a greater inhibitory effect than hydrocortisone. 1983 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)819-821
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology
Volume9
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Dermatology

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