Dapsone versus corticosteroids in lichen planus
Department of Skin and VD, Government Medical College /Rajindra Hospital, Patiala (Punjab)
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Chopra A, Mitta R R, Kaur B. Dapsone versus corticosteroids in lichen planus. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1999;65:66-68
Seventy-five patients with Lichen Planus (LP) were enrolled from out- patient department for screening the therapeutic effect of dapsone. patients were divided into two groups of 50 and 25. In regimen-1 (RI) 25 patients were given local corticosteroids and oral chlorpheniramine maleate. In regimen-2 (R2) 50 patients were given oral dapsone and chlorpheniramine maleate and topical coconut oil. It was found that total efficacy of R2 was 18% higher than R1.