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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 234-235

Pulse Clarithromycin Therapy In Severe ACNE Vulgaris


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Sanjay K Rathi


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Three patients with severe acne vulgaris, not responding with long courses of doxycycline, minocycline and erythromycin were given oral clarithromycin in pulsed regimen. The patients were given 7 days course of clarithromycin 250mg twice daily, which was repeated after a gap of 10 days. Such 3 courses were given. The lesions responded significantly. No significant side effect was noted. Pulse clarithromycin therapy seems to be a good alternative and effective tool in the management of severe acne vulgaris.


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