Indian Journal of Dermatology
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 469--481

Anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of antibiotics and their use in dermatology


Swetalina Pradhan1, Bhushan Madke2, Poonam Kabra2, Adarsh Lata Singh2 
1 Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and AVBR Hospital, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhushan Madke
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and AVBR Hospital, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha, Maharashtra
India

Antibiotics (antibacterial, antiviral, and antiparasitic) are class of drugs which result in either killing or inhibiting growth and multiplication of infectious organisms. Antibiotics are commonly prescribed by all specialties for treatment of infections. However, antibiotics have hitherto immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties and can be exploited for various noninfectious dermatoses. Dermatologists routinely prescribe antibiotics in treatment of various noninfectious disorders. This study will review anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of antibiotics and their use in dermatology.


How to cite this article:
Pradhan S, Madke B, Kabra P, Singh AL. Anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of antibiotics and their use in dermatology.Indian J Dermatol 2016;61:469-481


How to cite this URL:
Pradhan S, Madke B, Kabra P, Singh AL. Anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of antibiotics and their use in dermatology. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Jan 27 ];61:469-481
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