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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34--35

Lichen planus treated with betamethasone oral mini-pulse therapy

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Rashmi Mittal

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PMID: 20877018

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Ten Patients, 6 males and 4 females between 7-60 years of age having lichen planus for I month to 2 years were treated with betamethasone 5mg orally on two consecutive days in a week for 3 months. There was excellent (75-100%) response in 6 (60%) patients and good (50-75%) in 4 (40%) patients. None of the patients had significant side effects of the therapy and there were no treat­ment failures. Betamethasone on two consecutive days in a week as oral mini pulse therapy may be a safe, effective and a better therapeutic alternative for the treatment of lichen planus.

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