Sodium Para-Aminobenzoate ("PABA") in the Treatment of Dermatoses1

Karl Steiner, Leonard D. Grayson
1952 Journal of Investigative Dermatology  
Weiner (1) and Loewenthal (2) have recently reported good therapeutic results when sodium para-aminobenzoate ("PABA") was given orally in daily doses of 6 to 16 Gms. to patients with atopic dermatitis and other dermatitides. Weiner noted an excellent and lasting response in S of 16 cases of atopic dermatitis Four other patients showed an initial improvement but had a subsequent relapse. In the other four patients the effect of PABA was unsatisfactory. Loewenthal reported similar results in 18
more » ... ses of atopic dermatitis. Thirtyseven additional cases of various forms of eczema showed an even more satisfactory response than * Sponsored by the Veterans Administration and published with the approval of the Chief Medical Director. The statements and conclusions published by the authors are a result of their own study and do not necessarily reflect opinion or policy of the Veterans Administration.
doi:10.1038/jid.1952.122 fatcat:3o2h4p24anal3fgsk7epjv5e7u