Levamisole Therapy in Atopic Dermatitis: Randomized Double-Blind Evaluation

Clifton R. White, Jon M. Hanifin

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A randomized double-blind study of levamisole hydrochloride therapy in atopic dermatitis is reported. No improvement was noted in any of several assessments, which included patients' subjective impressions; physicians' clinical impressions; comparison of clinical extent and severity scores; and incidence of cutaneous infections or lessening of serum IgE levels. A trend toward improvement was seen in a majority of cases, whether treatment was with a placebo or an active drug. This study emphasizes the need for double-blind techniques for therapeutic trial in the management of patients with atopic dermatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1314-1315
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1978

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  • Dermatology


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