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In the July issue of Prescrire International: fusidic acid + betamethasone valerate cream (Dermafusone°) and infected atopic eczema

FREE DOWNLOAD Atopic eczema is sometimes complicated by infection, most often caused by Staphylococcus aureus ("golden staph"), with the development of pustules and crusting. How do Prescrire's editors rate fusidic acid + betamethasone valerate cream in this situation?
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  •  NOT ACCEPTABLE  Combination of an antibiotic, which is generally not the best choice for cutaneous application, with a potent topical corticosteroid, which is liable to exacerbate the infection.
     

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Source: "Fusidic acid + betamethasone valerate cream (Dermafusone°) and infected atopic eczema" Prescrire International 2021; 30 (228): 180. Free.

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