Permethrin 5% cream versus metronidazole 0.75% gel for the treatment of papulopustular rosacea. A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study.

@article{Kocak2002Permethrin5C,
  title={Permethrin 5% cream versus metronidazole 0.75% gel for the treatment of papulopustular rosacea. A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study.},
  author={M. Anil Kocak and Salime Yağli and G{\"u}ler Vahapoğlu and Meral Ekşioğlu},
  journal={Dermatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={205 3},
  pages={265-70}
}
BACKGROUND Permethrin 5% cream used against human ectoparasites suggests that it may be effective in papulopustular rosacea. METHODS This study included 63 patients diagnosed as having papulopustular rosacea based on the clinical and histological findings. Patients were randomly assigned into permethrin (n = 23), metronidazole (n = 20) and placebo (n = 20) groups. Scores of erythema, telangiectasia, edema and rhinophyma and the numbers of papules, pustules, inflammatory nodules and Demodex… CONTINUE READING