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Innovative use of topical metronidazole.

Author(s): Zip CM.

Affiliation(s): The Dermatology Centre, 124-42 Avenue South West, Calgary, Alberta T2S3B3, Canada. catherinezip@shaw.ca

Publication date & source: 2010, Dermatol Clin. , 28(3):525-34

Metronidazole is a synthetic nitroimidazole derivative with antimicrobial and antiinflammatory properties. It was the first topical therapy approved solely for rosacea and remains a cornerstone of rosacea management. This article reviews the optimal use of topical metronidazole in the treatment of rosacea and other innovative but off-label dermatologic uses reported in the literature.

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