Topical steroid therapies are recommended for the skin lesions occurring in SLE

What topical steroid therapies are recommended for the skin lesions occurring in SLE patients?

• Facial lesions: low to medium potency nonfluorinated (hydrocortisone, desonide)

• Trunk/arm lesions: medium potency fluorinated (betamethasone valerate, triamcinolone acetonide)

• Hypertrophic lesions: high potency fluorinated (betamethasone diproprionate, clobetasol). Only use 2 weeks.

• Topical tacrolimus: 0.1% cream twice a day for 3 weeks as an alternative to topical steroids.

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