Itraconazole versus griseofulvin in the treatment of tinea corporis and tinea cruris
K M Acharya
Department of Skin, STD and Leprosy, MP Shah Medical College and Irwin Group of Hospitals, Jamnagar - 36100
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Acharya K M, Mukhopadhyay A, Thakur R K, Mehta T, Bhuptani N, Patel R. Itraconazole versus griseofulvin in the treatment of tinea corporis and tinea cruris. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1995;61:209-211
Abstract126 patients (82 males and 44 females) aged above 12 years, suffering from tinea corporis and/or tinea cruris, were treated with either itraconazole (100 mg once a day for 2 weeks and then plecebo for 2 weeks) (63 patients), or griseofulvin (250 mg twice a day for 4 weeks). 90.47% of the patients treated with itraconzole improved whereas griseofulvin imporved 76.19% of patients, clinically. Mycological response was 72% with itraconazole and 57% with griseofulvin.