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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 267--266

Comparative study of ketoconazole and itraconazole in pityriasis versicolor

Department of Skin, V.D. and Leprosy, Pt. B.D.S. PGIMS, Rohtak-124 001, India

Correspondence Address:
V K Jain
Department of Skin, V.D. and Leprosy, Pt. B.D.S. PGIMS, Rohtak-124 001
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PMID: 20921682

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Forty patients with pityriasis versicolor were treated with either oral ketoconazole, 200mg per day for 5 days ( 20 patients) or oral itraconazole, 200mg per day for 5 days (20 patients). On global assessment after 2 weeks, 17 ( 85%) out of 20 patients treated with oral ketoconazole were cured while 3 cases had considerable residual lesions. In oral itraconazole-treated group, 19 (95%) out of 20 patients were cured and one case still had considerable residual lesions. No significant difference was observed in response rates in the two groups. Relapse occurred in 3 patients of ketoconazole group and 1 patient of itraconazole group during the follow-up period of 4 months.


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