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Eczema: Elidel in patients requiring an alternative to conventional steroid treatment


A study has shown the importance of Elidel ( Pimecrolimus ) cream 1% as an alternative to topical corticosteroids.
Elidel cleared eczema from the faces of patients allergic to or intolerant of steroids.

The study found 46.5% of patients treated with Elidel after six weeks were clear or almost clear of facial eczema compared to 16.2% of the group treated with unmedicated placebo "vehicle cream" ( p


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