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March 1988


Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(3):322. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670030010004

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In Reply.—  My review of lindane was based on logical conclusions drawn from extensive published literature and personal experience. I find it an effective drug that is associated with a low incidence of side effects when used properly. As with all drugs, improper use is associated with an increased frequency of side effects.If you believe lindane is toxic when used properly, ask Dr Solomon to provide you with documentation. Only a few case reports exist, and most involve substantial misuse. Dr Solomon does not believe in using lindane for the treatment of head lice; yet there are no reports of toxicity when used for this entity. If you would rather use another drug in place of lindane, ask him to provide you with data that support the equivalent safety and efficacy of sulfur, benzoyl benzoate, crotamiton, and others. None exists.Dr Solomon commented that my references were inadequate to convince him

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