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Oral potassium iodide for the treatment of sporotrichosis.

Xue, Si-Liang; Li, Li.
Mycopathologia; 167(6): 355-6, 2009 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | Jan 2009 | ID: mdl-19130293
Resumo: Potassium Iodide is the antimycotic of choice for the treatment of cutaneous sporotrichosis, because of its efficacy, safety and low cost. We carried out a review of published studies on the benefits and adverse reactions of using SSKI (Saturated Solution Potassium Iodide) as treatment for sporotrichosis, but could not identify any well-designed clinical trails. There is an urgent need to conduct randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trials and critically assess usefulness of SSKI by using a standardize monitoring or an effective self-report system.