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Crisaborole Topical Ointment, 2%

Parker, James K.; Jacob, Sharon E.

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association: July/August 2017 - Volume 9 - Issue 4 - p 205–207
doi: 10.1097/JDN.0000000000000322
DEPARTMENTS: Drugs in Dermatology
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ABSTRACT A drug is defined as a substance that exerts a physiologic effect upon introduction to a biological system. These drugs may come in various forms including ingested pills, topical creams or ointments, and inhaled or injected substances. The purpose of this column is to bring attention to common drugs used in dermatology, their usage and purpose, their mechanisms, and available alternatives. This edition focuses on crisaborole and its use in the treatment of atopic dermatitis.

James K. Parker, BS, MSII, Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA.

Sharon E. Jacob, MD, Department of Dermatology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Sharon E. Jacob, MD, Department of Dermatology, Loma Linda University, 11370 Anderson Street, Suite 2600, Loma Linda, CA 92354. E-mail: sjacob@contactderm.net

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