oa South African Medical Journal - Eczema and dermatitis : effects of sodium para-aminobenzoate

Volume 26, Issue 33
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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