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Ann Parasitol. 2013;59(1):25-9.

Double blind study of sertaconazole 2% cream vs. clotrimazole 1% cream in treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.

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Student Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran.


Treatment of seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is an important issue in dermatology. This study was undertaken to compare efficiency of sertaconazole 2% cream vs. clotrimazole 1% cream for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis. One hundred twenty eight patients suffering from SD were studied. Patients were randomly divided into two groups. Sixty four patients received local sertoconazole 2% cream and in control group 64 patients received clotrimazole 1% cream. They were recommended to use the cream twice a day for 4 weeks. At the beginning of referring and 2 and 4 weeks after first visit, the patients were examined by a dermatologist to assess improvement of clinical symptoms. The mean age of sertaconazole and clotrimazole group patients was 34.78+/-13.54 and 38.68+/-11.88, respectively. The highest level of satisfaction (87.6%) was observed 28 days after sertaconazole administration and in clotrimazole group it was 50%. Relapse of the disease one month after stopping treatment was not observed in groups treated with sertaconazole 2% cream and clotrimazole 1% cream. This study suggests that sertaconazole 2% cream is an effective and well-tolerated treatment for moderate to severe facial seborrheic dermatitis.

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