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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

Normal saline used in successful treatment of localised lipoatrophy in chil-dren

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Author Details : Pankaj Kumar Tiwary, Pragya Gurudiwan, RKP Chaudhary

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 174-176

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Steroid injections are not very uncommon in dermatology and other clinical fields owing to their multifaceted actions. This double edged sword has many local adverse effects and doesnt even leave its site of penetration also and can result in persistent lipoatrophy, pigmentary changes and telangiectasia. Managing the lipoatrophy has been always a difficult task particularly in children. We successfully treated this by injecting 1 ml normal saline biweekly directly into area of lipoatrophy in 2 children. Lesion showed improvement just after first injection and after third session lesional area matched approximately with the surrounding skin with respect to depth, colour and texture. So Normal saline injection can be considered as a safe, economical, feasible and effective treatment option for steroid induced lipoatrophy in all age groups including children.

Corticosteroids, Lipoatrophy, Normal saline

How to cite : Tiwary P K, Gurudiwan P, Chaudhary R, Normal saline used in successful treatment of localised lipoatrophy in chil-dren. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2016;2(4):174-176

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