Gluteal subcutaneous atrophy after depot steroid injection for allergic rhinitis

World Allergy Organ J. 2012 Nov;5(11):168-9. doi: 10.1097/WOX.0b013e3182758d80.


: Allergic rhinitis is a common and often distressing condition. Currently, treatment with nonsedating antihistamines, topical therapy, and immunotherapy are very effective. Despite this, intramuscular depot steroids are commonly used in clinical practice. Here, we present the case of a young woman who developed disfiguring scarring after a depot steroid injection. This case highlights the risks of this form of treatment for allergic rhinitis.

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