ITRACONOZOLE THERAPY IN TINEA V ERSICOLOR
AbstractThe efficacy of itraconazole was assessed in an open trial in 60 patients with wide spread disseminated lesions ofTinea versicolor confirmed by direct microscopy. The patients were allocated randomly to one of the two treatmentregimens. 200 mg once daily for 7 days or 100 mg once daily for 15 days. On assessment 3 weeks after the end of thetreatment. 50 patients were healed. 4 had mild residual lesions. 4 had considerable residua! lesions, and 2 hadrelapsed. Two patients reported pain in the abdomen. Two patients reported nausea, vomiting and dyspepsia. Twopatients had mild elevation of SOOT, and SOFT. Conclusion: Treatment of tinea versicolor with itraconozole 200mgday for 7 days or l00 mg day for 15 days is recommended.
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