Comparative Study of Econazole and Povidone Iodine (betanide) in Management of Dermatophytosis
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Sethi N C. Comparative Study of Econazole and Povidone Iodine (betanide) in Management of Dermatophytosis. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1983;49:102-105
AbstractEconazole, a synthetic imidazole derivative has been compared for its curative effect with povidone - iodine (Betadine) by an open trial on 35 cases of dermatophytosis. In 30 patients Econiazole or povidone- iodine was applied twice a day after carrying out a KOH test and fungal culture. Econazole nitrate (1% cream) was found Clo bring about rapid recovery from the disease as compared to povidone - iodine which was used in 5% strength. 2 patients who developed local allergic reaction in the form of pruritus, redness and oedema after Econazole were found to give positive patch test reaction to both- Econazole and Miconazole. Econazole was found to be a very potent drug in the management of dermatophytosis.