The prescribing physician should know about the classification of Topical steroids. GRADE CLASS EXAMPLES 1 Very high potency Clobetasol propionate, Halobetasol prop 2 High potency Betamethasone dipropionate, Diflorasone 3 Medium potency ointment Mometasone / Fluticasone ointments 4 Medium potency creams Mometasone / Fluticasone creams 5 Lower medium Hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1% 6 Low potency Desonide cream 0.05%, Clobetasone 7Continue reading “Choosing a Topical Steroid”
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a terminology that is being encountered frequently in the past few years. It is a pathological entity where uncontrolled inflammation results in activation of lymphocytes. Activated T lymphocytes and natural killer cells release cytokines which result in both biochemical (raised ferritin, raised triglycerides, transaminitis, hyponatremia) and pathological (pancytopenia, coagulopathy) consequences. HLH isContinue reading “Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)”
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