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[Management of acne vulgaris: focus on clindamycin and zinc]

Author(s): Korting HC, Schollmann C

Affiliation(s): Klinik und Poliklinik fur Dermatologie und Allergologie, Klinikum der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Frauenlobstrasse 9-11, 80337, Munchen. H.C.Korting@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Publication date & source: 2009-01, Hautarzt., 60(1):42-7.

Publication type: English Abstract; Review

Topical antibiotics, especially clindamycin, are well-accepted in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. Combinations of clindamycin and other agents such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoids or zinc, are possibly superior to clindamycin monotherapy regarding efficacy and tolerability with the combination 1% clindamycin/5% benzoyl peroxide being particularly well-supported by evidence. Moreover, a recent study has shown that patients themselves prefer a complex of zinc acetate/clindamycin phosphate.

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