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Int J Dermatol. 1993 Jan;32(1):65-7.

Treatment of rosacea: topical clindamycin versus oral tetracycline.

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Department of Medicine, Ohio State University.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A new topical antibiotic preparation, clindamycin in a lotion base, was compared with oral tetracycline in the treatment of rosacea. Forty-three patients clinically diagnosed as having rosacea were examined in an investigator-blinded study.

METHODS:

Patients used topical clindamycin lotion applied twice daily or the usual oral dose of tetracycline hydrochloride (250 mg four times a day for 3 weeks, then 250 mg twice a day for the remaining 9 weeks). Patients' lesions were examined clinically at 3-week intervals over a period of 12 weeks.

RESULTS:

Topical clindamycin treatment produced similar clinical results to oral tetracycline and was superior in the eradication of pustules.

CONCLUSIONS:

These results show topical clindamycin in a lotion base to be a safe and effective alternative to oral tetracycline therapy in the treatment of rosacea.

PMID:
8425809
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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