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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155-158

Steroid pulse therapies in dermatology

Department of Dermatology, SDM Medical College, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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Gaurang Gupta
Department of Dermatology, OPD No. 10, SDM Medical College, Sattur, Dharwad - 580 009, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-9727.135756

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Steroids pulse therapies are used in inflammatory and autoimmune conditions as they are cumulatively less toxic. Pulse therapy is the administration of supra therapeutic administration of steroids in intermittent manner. This form of therapy has given excellent treatment response with very few side-effects. Various modifications of steroid pulse therapies have been tried in pemphigus, alopecia, vitiligo etc., successfully.

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