A randomized trial of topical 5% 5-fluorouracil (Efudix cream) in the treatment of actinic keratoses comparing daily with weekly treatment.

@article{Jury2005ART,
  title={A randomized trial of topical 5% 5-fluorouracil (Efudix cream) in the treatment of actinic keratoses comparing daily with weekly treatment.},
  author={Corrine Jury and V S Ramraka-Jones and Viktoria Gudi and Robert M Herd},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={153 4},
  pages={808-10}
}
BACKGROUND Topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) cream is widely used in the treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs) but the optimum treatment regimen that provides efficacy while minimizing side-effects remains unclear. OBJECTIVES A randomized trial to compare the efficacy and side-effects of daily vs. weekly application of 5% 5-FU in the treatment of AKs of the scalp and face. PATIENTS/METHODS Twenty patients were recruited and randomized to two groups. Group 1 (13 patients) applied 5% 5-FU twice… CONTINUE READING