Erythromycin in pityriasis rosea: A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

  title={Erythromycin in pityriasis rosea: A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.},
  author={P. K. Sharma and Tribhuvan Pal Yadav and Ram Krishnan Gautam and Nishant Taneja and Lanka Satyanarayana},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={42 2 Pt 1},
BACKGROUND The study stemmed from an incidental observation of improvement in 2 patients with pityriasis rosea while receiving erythromycin. OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of erythromycin in patients with pityriasis rosea. METHODS A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study was performed in an outpatient setting in a major hospital. Ninety patients over a period of 2 years were alternatively assigned to treatment group or placebo group. Patients in the… CONTINUE READING

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