Therapeutic potential of azithromycin in rosacea


Bakar O., Demircay Z., Gurbuz O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.43, no.2, pp.151-154, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2004.01958.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-154

Abstract

Background Systemic antibiotics currently used in the treatment of rosacea are sometimes associated with uncomfortable side-effects. Therefore, a need for an effective agent with few side-effects and good patient compliance exists. Azithromycin, a macrolide antibiotic with prolonged mode of action, has recently been found to be an effective alternative in the treatment of inflammatory acne. We planned a study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of azithromycin in rosacea.