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2. JAMA Dermatol (2017) doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2437
Topical corticosteroids are an important management option for atopic eczema, which affects between 16% and 30% of UK children1. Serious side effects, such as Cushing syndrome and permanent skin atrophy, are rare when topical corticosteroids are used correctly2. Nevertheless, many patients and parents worry about using topical steroids.