Skin Trauma in Patients Receiving Systemic Corticosteroid TherapyBr Med J 1972; 2 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5814.614 (Published 10 June 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;2:614
- David John David
Surprisingly extensive skin damage may result from trivial accidents in patients treated with systemic corticosteroids. In one year 21 such patients were admitted to a plastic surgical unit. Skin necrosis and delayed healing are problems in these patients, and skin grafting may be necessary.