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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 175--177

Topical 20% KOH-An effective therapeutic modality for moluscum contagiosum in children

Dept. of Dermatology, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Faridhot - 151 203, Punjab, India

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B B Mahajan
Dermatology Department, 224 - Medical Campus, Faridkot - 151 203, Punjab
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Senior Lecturer, Dermatology Department,224 - Medical Campus Faridkot-151 203 (Punjab) India. Phone: 01639-5213, Fax: 01639-51070Topically 20% KOH aqueous solution once doily at bedtime was applied in 27 children having molluscum contagiosum by their parents, till lesions showed signs of inflammation or superficial ulceration. 24 children (88.9%) completed the trial and complete clearance was achieved after a mean period of 17 days. No recurrence was observed during follow up period. Thus in this open trial topical 20% KOH aqueous solution has proved to be convenient, easy to apply at home, safe and inexpensive alternative therapeutic modality for the treatment of molluscum contogiosum in children.

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