Treatment of vitiligo by local application of betamethasone 17-valerate in a dimethyl sulfoxide cream base

B. Koopmans-van Dorp, B. Goedhart-van Dijk, H. Neering, E. Vandijk

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21 patients with vitiligo were treated by local application of 0.2% betamethasone 17-valerate in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO, 43% in a cream base) during 4 months. Symmetric patches were treated only with DMSO in the cream base. The results were very satisfactory and demonstrate that local application of betamethasone 17-valerate can induce repigmentation of vitiligo patches. © 1973 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-314
JournalBMC dermatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1973

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