IJPR  articles are Indexed in SCOPUSClick Here     Impact Factor for Five Years is 0.13 (2013 - 2018).    



A Step Towards Excellence

IJPR included in UGC-Approved List of Journals - Ref. No. is SL. No. 4812 & J. No. 63703

Published by : Advanced Scientific Research
Current Issue
Article In Press
RMDL: Classification of Parkinson's disease by nature-inspired Algorithm
Antidiabetic activity (In vitro alpha amylase inhibitory) of ethanol extract of Carissa carandas Linn. roots.
Six sigma: an embellished exploration in the field of pharmaceutical industry
The effect of Sida acuta on bacterial enzymes in azoxymethane-induced experimental colon cancer
Premature ageing in children: a rare genetic disorder called progeria.
Stress, Depression & Gut Microbiota: The Gut-Brain Axis Regulation
Zinc oxide nanoparticles and antibiotics mediated combinatorial approach to enhance antibacterial potential
Quality of life and associated factors among students in Jambi Province, Indonesia
Novel method for simultaneous determination of spiramycin and metronidazole in pharmaceutical dosage form by UV-visible absorption spectrophotometry
The Influence of Physicians Social Capital on Patients Satisfaction

(Require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open, If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Index Page 1
Click here to Download
IJPR 9[3] July - September 2017 Special Issue

July - September 9[3] 2017

Click to download

Article Detail

The value of diclofenac gel 1 % in the treatment of pityriasis versicolor in a sample of Iraqi patients

Abstract: One of the commonly encountered skin disorders seen in daily clinical practice is the benign superficial fungal skin infection known as tinea versicolor or pityriasis versicolor. Clinically it presents as macules with fine scales that are either hypopigmented or hyperpigmented involving most often the neck, upper extremities, and the trunk. However, because of the high rate of recurrence and frequent failure of response accompanying usual mode of treatment, several agents are tried now and then, and one of these agents that have been evaluated for treating tinea versicolor is topical 1% diclofenac gel. In the current randomized controlled clinical trial we are aiming to compare the response of tinea versicolor to diclofenac gel in comparison with clotrimazole cream in a sample of Iraqi patients suffering the disease. The present randomized controlled clinical trial included 40 tineaVersicolor patients with an age range of 19 to 42 years. Those patients were randomly selected from the pool of patients visiting the dermatology department at Al-Diwaniyah teaching hospital in Al-Diwaniyah province, Mid-Euphrates region of Iraq. Patients were diagnosed by dermatology specialist and were randomly allocated into two groups, 20 patients each. The first group served as a study group, and the patients received 1% diclofenac gel based ontwo times a day for one month. Patients in the second group, the control group, were given the usual clotrimazole cream, two times daily for one month. There was a highly significant difference in response to treatment between both groups two weeks after surgery in such a way that clotrimazole resulted in more complete response than diclofenac gel, 65 % versus 20 %, respectively (P = 0.008). Moreover, there was a significant difference in response to treatment between both groups four weeks after treatment in such a way that clotrimazole resulted in more complete response than diclofenac gel, 90 % versus 50 %, respectively (P = 0.019).It appears that diclofenac topical 1% gel is fairly effective in the treatment of pityriasis versicolor; however, other agents such as clotrimazole are more effective, and hence diclofenac topical 1% gel may be used as an adjuvant form of treatment rather than the sole treatment modality.
Keyword: Diclofenac 1 % gel, pityriasis Versicolor, clotrimazole
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31838/ijpr/2019.11.03.004
Download: Request For Article


Login | Register
News & Events

Terms and Conditions
Refund Policy
Instrucations for Subscribers
Privacy Policy

Copyrights Form

8th percentile
Powered by  Scopus
Google Scholar

hit counters free