Posts Tagged ‘Statins: A new therapeutic drug in Dermatology ?’

Cholesterol and the Skin (Hypercholesterolemia) – Statins: A new therapeutic drug in Dermatology ? (for professionals)

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Statins (hypolipaemic or cholesterol lowering drug) (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) as a new dermatologic drug ? Potential applications include: alopecia areata* allergic contact dermatitis antifungal atopic dermatitis chronic idiopathic urticaria cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (stimulation of lymphoma cell apoptosis through Fas-L expression) (CTCL) cutaneous melanoma (cutaneous apoptosis has been demonstrated in vitro) dermatographism graft-versus-host disease mastocytosis (urticaria […]

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