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Thursday 01 July 2004

Prescribing practices for seborrheic dermatitis vary with the physician's specialty: implications for clinical practice.

By: Gupta AK, Bluhm R, Barlow JO, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR.

J Dermatolog Treat 2004 Jul;15(4):208-13

The prescribing practices of different medical specialties (dermatology, family medicine, pediatrics and other) for seborrheic dermatitis were analyzed using the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS). The frequency of use of various antifungal and anti-inflammatory medications was found to differ greatly between specialties, with the greatest difference being seen between dermatologists (who frequently prescribe the antifungal ketoconazole) and non-dermatologists (who most frequently prescribe corticosteroids).

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