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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9--10

Pentoxifylline and ciprofloxacin in chronic folliculitis of legs


1 Department of Dermatology, Himalaya Institute Hospital, Jolly Grant, Dehradun, India
2 Department of SPM (Biostatistics), Himalaya Institute Hospital, Jolly Grant, Dehradun, India

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D Prasad
Department of Dermatology, Himalaya Institute Hospital, Jolly Grant, Dehradun
India
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Clinically diagnosed 38 patients of chronic superficial folliculitis were divided into 2 equal grops. Group I was given combination of ciprofloxacin and placebo for two weeks followed by placebo for another 4 weeks whereas patients in group II were given combination of ciprofloxacin and pentoxifylline for two weeks followed by pentoxifylline for 4 weeks. The combination of pentoxifylline with ciprofloxacin was found to be superior in initial response as well as prevention of reccurrence.






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