dithranol


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dithranol

A drug used in the treatment of PSORIASIS. It is an ANTIMITOTIC agent and acts to discourage overgrowth of epidermal cells. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Dithrocream, Micanol, Psorin ointment and Psorin scalp gel.

dithranol

topical coal tar derivative used to treat chronic psoriasis; it is applied (at <3% concentration) for 20-60 minutes then washed off
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In hospitalised patients, classic dithranol therapy with twice-daily application without immediate rinsing can easily be performed.
Low concentration dithranol and coal tar (Psorin) in psoriasis: a comparison with alcoholic coal tar extract and allontoin (Alphosyl).
Professor Nick Reynolds and Dr Mark Birch-Machin studied the effects of dithranol, an ointment applied to the surface of the skin.
Prof Reynolds and Dr Birch-Machin studied the effects of dithranol, an ointment applied to the surface of the skin
1) Some common matrices used in polymer MALDI experiments include DHB for analytes soluble in methanol, ferulic acid and [alpha]-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid for less polar analytes soluble in tetrahydrofuran (THF), and dithranol and trans-retinoic acid for nonpolar analytes soluble in THF or toluene.
These include emollients (aqueous cream, emulsifying ointment), coal tar extracts, dithranol, vitamin D derivatives (calcipotriol, tacalcitol) and the vitamin A derivative, tazarotene.
Psoriasis usually responds well to creams and ointments containing the substance dithranol - available on prescription.
Topical therapies like, coal tar, dithranol, calcipotriol, steroids etc.
Efficacy of short-contact therapy with dithranol in childhood psoriasis.
These include coal-tar preparations Dithranol, Calcipotriol, Tazarotene and steroid creams, or combinations such as Dovobet.
Newer preparations such as Dovonex, Calcipotriol and Curatoderm tacalcitol are less staining than coal tar products or Dithranol in Lassar's paste, which was traditionally used.