Vol 7, No 3 (2021)
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The use of betamethasone dipropionate/calcipotriol foam in proactive therapy of psoriasis — presentation of 2 cases

Michał Adamczyk1, Dorota Krasowska1
Forum Dermatologicum 2021;7(3):85-89.

Abstract

Topical therapy of psoriasis is often chalenging in daily practice for both patients and treating physicians. Many patients experience severe recurrences shortly after cessation of therapy, usually within locations that were previously affected. Calcipotriol (CAL)/betamethasone dipropionate (BD) foam is, according to data from literature the most effective topical treatment option in psoriasis. The concept of proactive therapy has been known for years in relation to the topical treatment of atopic dermatitis with calcineurin inhibitors. Until now, strong scientific evidence for the efficacy of this approach in the treatment of resistant psoriatic lesions has been lacking. In clinical trials, the use of proactive therapy has been proven to be an effective and safe way to prevent relapse and maintain remission of the disease, which resulted in new indications in the Summary of Product Characteristics of BD/CAL foam. This paper presents 2 clinical cases of patients treated with proactive therapy with very good therapeutic effect, which proves that long-term proactive management of psoriasis using foam with BD/CAL is a convenient, effective and safe method of maintaining remission and preventing relapse of persistent psoriatic skin lesions.

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