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The effect of oral clindamycin and rifampicin combination therapy in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa in Singapore

Authors Ochi H, Tan LC, Oon HH

Received 11 March 2017

Accepted for publication 3 August 2017

Published 18 January 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 37—39


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg

Harumi Ochi, Lixian Chris Tan, Hazel H Oon

Department of Dermatology, National Skin Centre, Singapore

Abstract: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of follicular occlusion characterized by abscesses, draining sinuses, and scarring. The efficacy and tolerability of combination treatment with oral clindamycin and rifampicin have previously been assessed in 4 studies including groups of Caucasian patients. Overall results are promising with reported improvement rates between 71.4% and 85.7%. In this study, we propose that combination therapy is safe and efficacious in the treatment of HS, not only among Caucasians, but also in a group of Asian patients in Singapore.

hidradenitis suppurativa, combination therapy, clindamycin, rifampicin

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