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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 14, n° 5P1
pages 761-764 (mai 1986)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(86)70090-X
accepted : 19 December 1985
Use of rifampin with penicillin and erythromycin in the treatment of psoriasis : Preliminary report

E. William Rosenberg, M.D. 1, , Patricia W. Noah, Ph.D. *, Michael D. Zanolli, M.D. 1, Robert B. Skinner, M.D. 1, Michael J. Bond, M.D. 1, Nancy Crutcher, M.D. 1
1 Departments of Medicine (Dermatology) and Pathology, University of Tennessee College of Medicine. 
* Department of Pathology, University of Tennessee College of Medicine. 

aReprint requests to: Dr. E. William Rosenberg, Division of Dermatology, University of Tennessee, 956 Court, Room E332, Memphis, TN 38163.

The addition of 5 days of rifampin therapy to a 10- or 14-day course of penicillin or erythromycin therapy has been shown to reduce greatly the rate of chronic streptococcal carriage. The empiric use of rifampin in combination with penicillin or erythromycin in nine of nine patients with streptococcalassociated psoriasis appeared to coincide with a marked improvement in their skin.

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