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Antibiotics used in nonbacterial dermatologic conditions

Center for Clinical Studies, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.
Dermatologic Therapy (Impact Factor: 1.48). 01/2012; 25(1):38-54. DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2012.01496.x
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ABSTRACT The majority of nonbacterial dermatological conditions treated with antibiotics benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of these medications, usually dapsone or tetracycline. Many other antimicrobials are used to treat noninfectious conditions. The following chapter is an overview of select noninfectious dermatological conditions for which antibiotics are used, with a focus on the most common antibiotics used for their nonantimicrobial properties.

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