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November 1978

Mucha-Habermann's Disease in Children: Treatment With Erythromycin

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. Dr Shavin is now in private practice in Snellville, Ga.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(11):1679-1680. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640230053014

• Safe therapeutic measures for Mucha-Habermann's disease in children are lacking. Three patients with the disease were treated with erythromycin for systemic effect. Although the series is small and uncontrolled, this approach seemed effective. An anti-inflammatory mechanism related to inhibition of chemotaxis is speculated.

(Arch Dermatol 114:1679-1680, 1978)