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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-9

Studies on comparison of the efficacy of terbinafine 1% cream and butenafine 1% cream for the treatment of Tinea cruris

1 Department of Dermatology, NRS Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Dermatology, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, India
3 Department of Pharmacology, NRS Medical College, Kolkata, India
4 Department of Microbiology, NRS Medical College, Kolkata, India

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Sudip Das
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.73249

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Background: In this study, 76 male patients aged between 18 and 61 years affected with Tinea cruris attending the outpatient department of NRS Medical College during a 1-year period were selected. Materials and Methods: The patients were divided into two groups as Regimen I (n 37) and Regimen II (n 39) who were treated with Terbinafine (gr I) cream and Butenafine (gr II) cream, respectively. Results: The predominant pathogen was found to be Trichophyton rubrum in 99% of cases. Mycological cure, overall cure and effective treatment were evaluated on 7, 14 and 42 days. Conclusions: From the study, it was found that Butenafine produced the quickest result and primary efficacy end points were much higher with Butenafine cream than that of Terbinafine cream and this difference was statistically significant (P < 0.01).

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