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March 1977

Superficial MycosesTreatment With a New, Broad-Spectrum Antifungal Agent: 1% Clotrimazole Solution

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami (Dr Zaias) and the Department of Dermatology, Universidad de Oriente, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela (Dr Battistini).

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(3):307-308. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640030053007

• A 1% clotrimazole solution was used as an antifungal for Tinea versicolor, Cutaneous Candidiasis and Dermatophytosis. All studies were double-blind and controlled, active vs vehicle. The final evaluation was made at a two-week follow-up after the treatment was stopped, which for most of the clinical conditions studied, was 28 days. The 1% clotrimazole solution was found to be effective with no local irritation noted.

(Arch Dermatol 113:307-308, 1977)