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A double-blind, multicenter trial of 0.05% halobetasol propionate ointment and 0.05% clobetasol 17-propionate ointment in the treatment of patients with chronic, localized atopic dermatitis or lichen simplex chronicus.

Author(s): Datz B, Yawalkar S

Affiliation(s): Ciba-Geigy Limited, Basel, Switzerland.

Publication date & source: 1991-12, J Am Acad Dermatol., 25(6 Pt 2):1157-60.

Publication type: Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial

In a double-blind, parallel-group, multicenter comparative trial in 127 evaluable patients with chronic, localized atopic dermatitis or lichen simplex chronicus, healing was reported in a higher percentage of patients treated with halobetasol propionate ointment than in those in the clobetasol propionate treatment group (65.1% versus 54.7%). The success rates (described as "healed" and "marked improvement") were practically identical in the two treatment groups (93.7% versus 92.2%). Early onset of therapeutic effect, that is, within 3 days of the start of treatment, was similar in the two treatment groups (24% versus 28%). Both preparations were well tolerated. Adverse effects were reported in 5% and 2% of the patients treated with halobetasol propionate and clobetasol propionate ointments, respectively.

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