Background: Scalp involvement in psoriatic patients represents a common issue. Treatment of the hairy skin requires adequate pharmaceutical formulations; hence, a new specific shampoo formulation of clobetasol propionate 0.05% was developed by Galderma R&D, Inc. Methods: For this multicenter, randomized, investigator-masked, parallel group study, 151 subjects with moderate to severe scalp psoriasis were randomized to 4 weeks of treatment with clobetasol propionate shampoo or calcipotriol solution. Results: Clobetasol propionate demonstrated significantly superior efficacy to calcipotriol solution (total severity score: mean difference 0.51, 95% CI 0.05-0.97, p=0.028; global severity score: mean difference 0.43, 95% CI 0.08-0.78, p=0.016). Adverse events were more common in the calcipotriol group than in the clobetasol propionate shampoo group. Telangiectasia and skin atrophy did not differ significantly between treatments; however, a burning sensation was significantly more common in the calcipotriol solution group. Conclusions: Short contact therapy of scalp psoriasis with this new shampoo formulation of clobetasol propionate was significantly more effective and better tolerated than calcipotriol solution for the treatment of scalp psoriasis.
Clobetasol propionate shampoo 0.05% and calcipotriol solution 0.005%: a randomized comparison of efficacy and safety in subjects with scalp psoriasis / P. Reygagne, U. Mrowietz, J. Decroix, F.B. De Waard-Van Der Spek, L.O. Acebes, A. Figueiredo, R. Caputo, M. Poncet, S. Arsonnaud. - In: THE JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT. - ISSN 0954-6634. - 16:1(2005), pp. 31-36.
|Titolo:||Clobetasol propionate shampoo 0.05% and calcipotriol solution 0.005%: a randomized comparison of efficacy and safety in subjects with scalp psoriasis|
|Parole Chiave:||Calcipotriol gel; Clobetasol propionate shampoo; Global assessment of improvement; Global severity score; Scalp psoriasis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09546630410024853|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|