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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 216--218

Fluconazole and itraconazole in pityriasis versicolor

Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India

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Amrinder J Kanwar
Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh
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Pityriasis versicolor is a common superficial fungal infection caused by Malassezia species. It has a high incidence and prevalence in tropical climates. Although it responds well to treatment, relapses and recurrences are frequent. In the present study the therapeutic response of single dose fluconazole (400 mg) with itraconazole (100mg twice daily X 7 days) was compared in sixty patients of pityriasis versicolor. No significant statistical difference (p>0.05%) was observed between efficacy of two drugs. Therapy with fluconazole is preferable in view of single dose administration and lesser cost as compared to itraconazole


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