Antibiotics used in nonbacterial dermatologic conditions


Rachel A. Gordon, MD, Center for Clinical Studies, 6655 Travis, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77030, or email:


The majority of nonbacterial dermatological conditions treated with antibiotics benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of these medications, usually dapsone or tetracycline. Many other antimicrobials are used to treat noninfectious conditions. The following chapter is an overview of select noninfectious dermatological conditions for which antibiotics are used, with a focus on the most common antibiotics used for their nonantimicrobial properties