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Year : 1972  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 190--196

Topical Management of Atopic Dermatitis by Demeclocycline and Triamcinolone Ointment


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C T Hemchandra

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Seventeen cases of various types of atopic dermatitis were treated by topical application of an ointment containing demeclocycline and triamcinolone acetonide in a lanolin and white petrolatum base. Results were assessed clinically, subjectively and histologically (biopsy specimens). All patients improved; in 10 of the 17 patients, the clinical improvement was over 75 percent. The ointment had a remarkable antipruritic effect which was evident on the fourth day of treatment. No untoward effects were noticed.

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