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Comparative study of oral and topical ketoconazole therapy in pityriasis versicolor.
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PMID:  17642914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Both topical and systemic ketoconazole are reported to be effective against pityriasis versicolor. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty patients suffering from pityriasis versicolor were treated either with oral ketoconazole 200 mg per day or 2% ketoconazole cream topically once daily for 2 weeks. RESULTS: On global assessment, after 2 weeks of start of therapy, 18 (90%) out of 20 patients treated with oral ketoconazole were cured while 2 patients had considerable residual disease. In the ketoconazole cream group, 16 (80%) out of 20 patients were cured and 4 patients had considerable residual disease. CONCLUSION: No significant difference was observed in the response rates in the two groups. Relapse occurred in two patients of the systemic ketoconazole group and six patients of the topical ketoconazole group during the follow-up period of three months.
V B Nagpal; V K Jain; K Aggarwal
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0973-3922     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol     Publication Date:    2003 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-23     Completed Date:  2007-08-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701852     Medline TA:  Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Skin, VD and Leprosy, Pt. B. D. S. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak-124001.
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