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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 193-195

Anthrlin short contact therapy in psoriasis

PK Kar1, PK Jha2, PS Snehi3 

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P K Kar

Forty cases of psoriasis were treated with dithranol daily for 20 minutes as short contact therapy. The results were compared with another 20 psoriasis patients using dithranol paste as per Ingram technique. Short contact therapy resulted in complete regression in 24 (60%) patients, 90% regression of lesions in 5 (12.5%) patients and deterioration in 2 (5%) cases. The average rate of clearance of lesions was between 10-30 days. Psoriatic lesions disappeared without leaving spotty hyperpigmentation. Dithranol paste as used in the Ingram technique showed complete clearing in 11 (55%) patients, 90% clearing in 5 (25%) cases and deterioration in 4 (20%) patients. Ninety percent cases developed spotty hyperpigmentation and 50% patients experienced marked to fiery red erythema during the course of treatment. Short contact therapy gave minimal side effects and good cosmetic results.

How to cite this article:
Kar P K, Jha P K, Snehi P S. Anthrlin short contact therapy in psoriasis.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1990;56:193-195

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Kar P K, Jha P K, Snehi P S. Anthrlin short contact therapy in psoriasis. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 1990 [cited 2020 Jul 6 ];56:193-195
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