Co-operative double-blind trial of an antibiotic/ corticoid combination in impetiginized atopic dermatitis


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This double-blind study of an antibiotic corticosteroid combination, the antibiotic alone and the corticosteroid alone, compared their clinical and microbiological effect in infected atopic dermatitis. Combination therapy reduced the mean scores for infection, inflammation and overall severity to a greater extent than the antibiotic or corticosteroid alone. The clinical and microbiological data are discussed in terms of relevance to clinical use.