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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-35

A Low - Cost Effective Therapy Of Pastular Dermatitis Atrophicans(PDA)

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Srabani Ghosh

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The clinical entity PDA mainly affects lower socio- economic group in tropical countries. Its cure/control poses a challenge to dermatologists. To evaluate a low – cost drug therapy, dapsone was tried among patients of chronic folliculitis of legs along with tropical providone – iodine application. Forty- two patients who came for regular follow – up revealed satisfactory result with marked improvement in about 70% cases with minimal side- effects. The antibacterial and immunomodulatory action of dapsone may be beneficial in these cases. The possible role of androgen triggering effect remains an open question in its pathogenesis and chronicity.

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