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Case Rep Dermatol. 2013 May 4;5(2):144-7. doi: 10.1159/000351330. Print 2013 May.

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Antibiotics against Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis.

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  • 1Departments of Dermatology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Abstract

Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF) is a chronic intractable pruritic dermatosis. Although indomethacin is generally effective against EPF and considered as a first-line therapy, quite a few patients with indomethacin still suffer from the symptoms. Among other therapeutic options, some antibiotics have been reported to be effective; however, there has been no epidemiological description regarding oral antibiotics use in patients with EPF. In this study, we investigated the frequency of antibiotics use and the effectiveness in patients with EPF.

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Antibiotics; Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis; Macrolides; Tetracyclines; Therapeutic options

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PMC3670648
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