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Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3(3), 82; https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed3030082

Cushing Syndrome due to Inappropriate Corticosteroid Topical Treatment of Undiagnosed Scabies

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Department of Dermatology and Dermato-Oncology, Instituto Estatal de Cancerología “Dr. Arturo Beltrán Ortega”, Health Secretary Guerrero, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero Mexico, Community Dermatology Mexico C.A., 39850 Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
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Community Dermatology Mexico C.A.; Health Secretary Guerrero, 39355 Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
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Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia/Group A Streptococcal Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, 3010 Melbourne, Australia
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Department of Pediatrics, Acapulco General Hospital, Health Secretary Guerrero, 39901 Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
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Department of Dermatology and Mycology Acapulco General Hospital, Health Secretary Guerrero, Community Dermatology Mexico C.A., 39355 Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
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Received: 26 June 2018 / Revised: 23 July 2018 / Accepted: 24 July 2018 / Published: 3 August 2018
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The uncontrolled sale of topical corticosteroids has become an important risk factor for the development of iatrogenic Cushing syndrome in children, especially in countries where medications are sold over the counter. This is exacerbated by the lack of information for both the patients and pharmacists. This report documents a series of eight cases of iatrogenic Cushing syndrome secondary to an inappropriate use of topical steroids, due to a misdiagnosis of scabies. View Full-Text
Keywords: scabies; Cushing syndrome; iatrogenic; topical corticosteroids scabies; Cushing syndrome; iatrogenic; topical corticosteroids
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Estrada-Chávez, G.; Estrada, R.; Engelman, D.; Molina, J.; Chávez-López, G. Cushing Syndrome due to Inappropriate Corticosteroid Topical Treatment of Undiagnosed Scabies. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3, 82.

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