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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26--28

Topical coal tar alone and in combination with oral methotrexate in management of psoriasis : a retrospective analysis


Divisions of Dermatology and Community Medicine, RMMCH, Annamalainagar - 608002, India

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PVS Prasad
Divisions of Dermatology and Community Medicine, RMMCH, Annamalainagar - 608002
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Thirty five patients admitted with psoriasis were analysed. 16 patients received 20% crude coal tar and 19 patients received 20% crude coal tar along with methotrexate in a weekly oral schedule (15mg/wk). After 4 weeks of therapy there was total clearence in 52.6% of the patients with combination therapy, whereas only 12.5% of the patients with conventional therapy achieved this.






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