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Dapsone: Answers to common questions  
Abstract:  This handout provides basic information about dapsone, an antibiotic "sulfa" drug used to treat many contagious and noncontagious skin conditions, including dermatitis herpetiformis (chronic, itchy rash), pyoderma gangrenosum (large, painful sores), vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), Henoch-Schonlein purpura, and Sweet syndrome (painful skin sores and fever).
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2010, November 1, 2010
UWMC Availability:  Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
General Topics:  Skin and Connective Tissues Disorders; Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Drug Therapy
Specific Subject(s):  Skin Diseases; Skin; Side Effects; Rash; Medication Teaching; Medication Information; Dermatitis; Antibiotics
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

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