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Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2019 Oct 22. doi: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_853_18. [Epub ahead of print]

Efficacy of salicylic acid peel in dermatophytosis.

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1
Consultant Dermatologist, Midas Heights, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
2
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and AVBR Hospital, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

Background:

Treatment of dermatophytosis is becoming costlier and challenging.

Aims and Objectives:

To study the efficacy of salicylic acid peel in dermatophytosis.

Methods:

Twenty-five patients (20 males and 5 females) having dermatophytosis with positive potassium hydroxide (KOH) mounts were enrolled in the study. Salicylic acid 30% was applied over the lesions weekly for 4 weeks, thereafter patients were followed up weekly for 4 weeks.

Results:

Of the 25 patients, 22 (88%) patients showed clinical and microbiological cure 1 week after the last application, while the remaining 3 patients were nonresponders. Nine (41%) patients of the 22 responders showed recurrences indicating that 4 weeks' treatment is not sufficient in some patients to eradicate fungus and may require longer treatment.

Limitations:

A relatively small sample size and lack of long-term follow-up are the shortcomings of our study.

Conclusion:

Salicylic acid peel is a cheap and useful option in the treatment of dermatophytic infection.

KEYWORDS:

Dermatophytosis; salicylic acid peel; tinea; topical treatment

PMID:
31650983
DOI:
10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_853_18

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