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Topical therapy key points test

Which treatment are these patients receiving? *! Goeckerman regime * Ingram regime Explanation: The Goeckerman regime for chronic plaque psoriasis combines bathing in coal tar solution prior to phototherapy with UVB, which is followed by applications of crude coal tar ointment. * Goeckerman regime *! Ingram regime Explanation: The Ingram regime for chronic plaque psoriasis combines bathing in coal tar solution prior to phototherapy with UVB, which is followed by applications of dithranol in Lassar's paste. Which of the following statements are correct? * Calcipotriol ointment should not be applied to psoriasis for longer than two weeks *! Side effects of calcipotriol ointment include stinging and irritant dermatitis * Coal tar is inactivated by salicylic acid * Dithranol stains skin permanently Explanation: Coal tar is messy and smelly. Dithranol stains the skin temporarily and clothing permanently. Calcipotriol may sting and cause irritant dermatitis, especially when applied to facial skin. This is more likely to arise when it is in an ointment base.