A Treatise on Topical Corticosteroids in Dermatology

Use, Misuse and Abuse

  • Koushik Lahiri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Sandip Mukhopadhyay, Gagandeep Kwatra
    Pages 1-9
  3. Gagandeep Kwatra, Sandip Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 11-22
  4. Jayakar Thomas, Kumar Parimalam
    Pages 23-40
  5. Abir Saraswat
    Pages 73-79
  6. Manas Chatterjee, Manish Khandare, Vibhu Chatterjee
    Pages 81-86
  7. Swaranjali V. Jain, Dedee F. Murrell
    Pages 91-100
  8. Sandipan Dhar, Sahana M. Srinivas, Deepak Parikh
    Pages 109-116
  9. Paschal D’Souza, Sanjay K. Rathi
    Pages 117-127
  10. Arijit Coondoo, Koushik Lahiri
    Pages 137-150
  11. Yogesh S. Marfatia, Devi S. Menon
    Pages 159-167
  12. Mototsugu Fukaya
    Pages 169-178
  13. Meghana Phiske, Rajeev Sharma
    Pages 179-187
  14. Anil Kumar Jha, Subekcha Karki, Sagar Mani Jha
    Pages 189-196
  15. M. U. Kabir Chowdhury
    Pages 197-203
  16. Hassan Galadari
    Pages 205-207
  17. Evangeline B. Handog, Maria Juliet Enriquez-Macarayo
    Pages 209-222
  18. Aparajita Ghosh, Arijit Coondoo
    Pages 241-249
  19. Rashmi Sarkar, Nisha V. Parmar
    Pages 251-260
  20. Arijit Coondoo, Koushik Lahiri, Aparajita Ghosh
    Pages 261-265
  21. Arijit Coondoo, Koushik Lahiri, Sujata Sengupta
    Pages 267-269
  22. Rajetha Damisetty, Shyamanta Barua
    Pages 283-289
  23. Rishi Kumar, V. Kalaiselvan, G. N. Singh
    Pages 291-299
  24. Venkataram Mysore, Gousia Sheikh
    Pages 301-308
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 325-333

About this book


This treatise aims to fill up the lacuna and to contribute significantly to the dissemination of knowledge about the indication/contraindication, mechanism of action, ethical use, side-effects and various other facets related to topical corticosteroid.

Topical corticosteroids (TC) have greatly enhanced dermatologists’ ability to effectively treat several difficult dermatoses. The available range of formulations and potencies allows them to flexibly treat all groups of patients, different phases of disease, and different anatomic sites.

Improper/incomplete knowledge about topical corticosteroids’ mechanism of action, indications, classifications, and contraindications has produced a rapid rise in the incidence of improper use of these drugs, which could potentially bring disrepute to this entire group of amazing drugs.

Responsibility for disseminating proper knowledge regarding when, where, and how to use TC both to internists and patients primarily rests with dermatologists. In this regard, the benefits of rational and ethical use and the potential harm of overuse and misuse for nonmedical, especially cosmetic purposes, should be clearly conveyed before prescribing TC.


Topical steroid Steroid responsive dermatoses Topical steroid abuse Topical corticosteroid addiction Side-effects of topical steroids

Editors and affiliations

  • Koushik Lahiri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyApollo Gleneagles Hospitals and WIZDERMKolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4608-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4609-4
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