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Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2000 Mar-Apr;66(2):73-5.

An open trial of pentoxifylline in schamberg's disease.

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Department of Dermatology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India.


Fifteen patients with Schamberg's disease were enrolled in the study. Each patient was given 400mg of pentoxifylline once a day for 8 weeks. Skin biopsy was done in 6 patients to document the disease. Pretreatment and post treatment evaluation were made. There was no objective improvement in any of the patients though 4 reported subjective improvement in their pigmentation.

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