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1990:56:5;377-380

Topical clindamycin hydrochloride 1% in acne vulgaris

Vaswani N Khanna
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Correspondence Address:
Vaswani N Khanna


How to cite this article:
Khanna VN. Topical clindamycin hydrochloride 1% in acne vulgaris. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1990;56:377-380
Copyright: (C)1990 Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology

Abstract

Twenty six patients with moderately severe acne were treated for 12 weeks with topical clindamycin hydrochloride 1% (12 patients) and the vehicle (14 patients). A good or excellent reduction was seen in the non-inflammatory acne lesion count in 3 (25%) of the patients on topical clindamycin and in none of the patients who used the vehicle (control).While 9 (75%) of the patients using topical clindamycin hydrochloride showed a good to excellent response in their inflammatory acne lesion count, only 2 (14.29%) of the control group showed a similar response. The response of the non-inflammatory acne to topical clindamycin hydrochloride 1% was comparable to that of the vehicle, (p >0.05) while the response of inflammatory acne lesions to topical clindamycin hydrochloride 1% was superior to that of the vehicle (p <0.05)
Keywords: Acne vulgaris, Clindamycin hydrochloride
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