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May 1974

Clinical Antifungal Activity of Thiabendazole

Author Affiliations

Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela; Miami Beach, Fla; Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela; Miami Beach, Fla

From the Universidad de Oriente, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela (Drs. Battistini and Sierra), and the Skin and Cancer Unit, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Fla (Dr. Zaias and Mr. Rebell).

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(5):695-699. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630050041009

Thiabendazole has been tried as a topically applied preparation against various types of body ringworm. It is an effective antifungal agent and clears ringworm lesions as rapidly as systemically administered griseofulvin.

Thiabendazole's topical effectiveness is markedly enhanced by an alcoholic vehicle, but it may have a negligible effect in a polyethylene glycol vehicle.

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