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I appreciate Dr Papa's interest in our article and his comments. Perhaps clotrimazole would also have been "100% effective in tinea cruris, with 95% of the patients being truly cured" if we had used a four-week treatment program as Mandy and Garrott did (JAMA 230:72-75, 1974) rather than a two-week regimen. We alluded to this possibility in our "Comment."Haloprogin was chosen for comparison with clotrimazole simply because haloprogin was a topical antifungal preparation frequently prescribed by physicians, and because we were interested in comparing the two.Undoubtedly, the results of a study comparing the efficacy of clotrimazole against miconazole in dermatophytosis would be interesting. Hopefully, such an evaluation is being done and the results will be forthcoming.
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