The Comparative Assessment of Mycological Efficacy, Safety, Recurrence, and Cost-effectiveness of Selenium Sulfide 1.8% Shampoo Versus Ketoconazole 2% Shampoo in Pityriasis Versicolor: a Double-blind Randomized Controlled Trial

2019-07-10 08:03:06 | BioPortfolio


There are several topical treatment for Pityriasis Versicolor including ketoconazole and selenium sulfide. Ketoconazole is a broad spectrum anti-fungal drug from imidazole group that has been reported to be effective in PV. The study aimed to reveal the mycological efficacy, safety, recurrence and cost-effectiveness of selenium sulfide 1.8% shampoo (SeS2) and ketoconazole 2% shampoo in the treatment of pityriasis versicolor. A double blind randomized controlled trial was performed in patients with PV during September-December 2018. Patients who involved in this study were allocated to SeS2 or ketoconazole 2% based on block randomization. Physical examinations, scale provocation test, Wood lamp and potassium hydroxide (KOH) examination were conducted to evaluate the treatment response and side effects on 7th - 14th day. Intention to treat analysis was performed in this study. cost-effectiveness was analyzed by Incremental Cost-Effectiveness Ratio (ICER).

Study Design


Pityriasis Versicolor


shampoo with different composition


Puskesmas Kecamatan Pulo Gadung




Indonesia University

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