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Flashcards in 3 - Topical Dithranol (Anthralin) Deck (10):
1

Dithranol is also known as Anthralin

True

2

Dithranol inhibits monocytes' proinflammatory activity

True

3

Dithranol induces extracellular generation of oxygen free radicals which induces irritation

True

4

The irritation associated with Dithranol improves with repeated application due to tolerance

True

5

Dithranol has anti-Langerhans cell effects

True

6

Dithranol is approved for the use in chronic plaque psoriasis especially on localised plaques resistant to other therapies

True

7

Dithranol has been combined with UVB phototherapy with good results

True

8

Dithranol may cause staining of clothing, skin, hair and nails

True

9

Dithranol causes an irritant contact dermatitis and a short contact treatment regimen is commonly used to overcome this adverse effect

True

10

Dithranol is pregnancy category C and is not recommended in pregnant or nursing mothers

True