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April 1950

UNDECYLENIC ACID IN TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS

Author Affiliations

PLAINFIELD, N. J.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(4):661-662. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530110127009
Abstract

THIS IS a report of the course of 17 persons with psoriasis who were treated with undecylenic acid. Considerable interest in the treatment of psoriasis was stirred up after the article by Perlman1 in which he reported the beneficial effects of the use of undecylenic acid in patients with psoriasis treated by him. The later report by Perlman and Milberg2 was similar. With supplies of this drug furnished to me in part by the Wallace Research Laboratories, I proceeded to treat patients with psoriasis under my care. In general, I limited its use to administration in chronic cases which I had observed for long periods, in intelligent, cooperative patients. These patients were told to take 4 to 6 capsules four times a day. Each capsule contained 0.44 Gm. of undecylenic acid. No patient was able to take this amount regularly. Each patient was encouraged to take as

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