Published: 2019-12-24

A comparative clinical study on efficacy of terbinafine and griseofulvin in patients with tinea corporis

G. Muthu Kavitha, M. Shanthi, M. S. Ahil


Background: The objective of the present study was to compare the efficacy of terbinafine and griseofulvin in patients with tinea corporis in a tertiary care hospital, Madurai.

Methods: About 60 patients are selected from the outpatient department of Dermatology according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. They were divided into 2 groups of 30 patients each. Group 1 received tab. terbinafine 250 mg OD and group 2 received 250 mg BD for 4 weeks. All patients were investigated at baseline, end of 2nd week and at end of 4 weeks. Effectiveness of both the drugs were determined by achieving clinical as well as mycological cure. The results were recorded, tabulated and analysed using student’s t test.

Results: Patients in group 1 showed higher clinical and mycological cure rate when compared with group 2.

Conclusions: Oral terbinafine is the effective antifungal agent in the treatment of extensive tinea corporis infection.


Terbinafine, Griseofulvin, Tinea corporis

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