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Autumn 1999, Vol. 7 No. 3

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (1999) 7, 109-114

Review Article

Advances in Dermatology

HHL Chan

Advance in dermatological therapeutics has led to a dramatic increase in treatment options for skin diseases. Some of these agents are already available while others are on the horizon. An updated review is necessary so that we could take advantage of these new tools. The pharmacology and the use of agents that affect cutaneous immunological system will be discussed. These include the newer topical steroid, tacrolimus, ascomycin, imiquimod and narrow band UVB. The evidences that compare the use of terbinafine and itraconazole are reviewed and finally the use of finasteride for androgenetic alopecia is also assessed.