Langtry, J.A.A.; Rowland, P.C.; Staughton, R.C.D.; Stewart, J.C.M.; Horrobin, D.F.
Topical lithium succinate ointment (Efalith) in the treatment of AIDS-related seborrhoeic dermatitis
Clin Exp Dermatol 1997; 22(5): 216-9.


A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with lithium succinate ointment was conducted in patients with AIDS-associated facial seborrhoeic dermatitis. Twice daily applications of the ointment brought about a rapid (2.5 days) and highly significant (P = 0.007) improvement in the severity of the condition. Lithium succinate ointment is well tolerated and can be a useful treatment for seborrhoeic dermatitis in this group of patients.

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