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Metronidazole and Demodex folliculorum

Persi A, Rebora A.
DOI: 10.2340/0001555561182183


In vitro survival of Demodex folliculorum was tested in the presence of various concentrations of metronidazole (Flagyl). Demodex was found to survive in concentrations of as much as 1 mg/ml. Thus, it seems unlikely that the effect of metronidazole on rosacea is attributable to its direct activity on the mite.


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