TSW Research Group, LLC

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead.

The Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) Research Group, LLC is dedicated to researching Topical Steroid Addiction (TSA) and TSW in children to better inform the medical community and the public of this very real adverse effect that can occur with topical steroid use in infants and children diagnosed with eczema.

As far as we know, TSA and TSW does not occur in everyone, but you do not want to find out too late that you or your children are predisposed to developing this condition. One’s best bet is to prevent it.

We look forward to posting information and studies on this new site https://tswresearchgroup.wordpress.com  to stimulate helpful questions and enable patients, doctors, and researchers to learn more about TSA/TSW in children and work toward prevention, early detection, and treatment of this seemingly preventable condition.

The first 2 studies on TSW in children are listed below and can be found on the TSW Research Group site.



We submitted “A systematic review of topical steroid withdrawal in children diagnosed with eczema” to Dove Medical Press on 6/8/15 for consideration for publication. The revised manuscript, submitted 9/8/15  in response to reviewers, can be accessed here.

The official citation is

Rosemarie Curley. A systematic review of topical steroid withdrawal in children diagnosed with eczema. PROSPERO 2015:CRD42015019001 Available from http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42015019001

**A CASE REPORT on the effects of long-term TS use and subsequent withdrawal in a child (original manuscript completed February 28, 2015)

The effects of long-term topical steroid use and withdrawal in a child with eczema- a case report


“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”  Proverbs 16:3

***Please note that no information posted on this page or in this blog constitutes medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for any medical issues or concerns.*** 

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