oa South African Medical Journal - Eczema and dermatitis : effects of sodium para-aminobenzoate
|Article Title||Eczema and dermatitis : effects of sodium para-aminobenzoate|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Aug 1952|
|Pages||661 - 664|
|Keyword(s)||Dermatitis, Eczema, NaPAB and Sodium para-aminobenzoate|
Two hundred cases of eczema or atopic dermatitis were treated with oral sodium para-aminobenzoate. Of these, 82.5% showed subjective and objective improvement in the first week; 43.5% reported marked subjective improvement in 48 hours. Fifty-seven cases took NaPAB for more than a month. Results of such maintenance therapy are shown. Attention is drawn to the frequency of septic complications during the first week of NaPAB therapy, and a possible cause suggested. Random thoughts suggested by the effects of NaPAB.
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