The antiinflammatory effects of ketoconazole. A comparative study with hydrocortisone acetate in a model using living and killed Staphylococcus aureus on the skin of guinea-pigs.

Abstract

Several reports have demonstrated the efficacy of topical ketoconazole in dermatologic conditions that are not exclusively related to fungi. Some basic pharmacologic studies have indicated effects of ketoconazole on cholesterol production in keratinocytes, on the 5-lipoxygenase enzyme, and on the metabolism of all-trans-retinoic acid in the skin. These… (More)

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