Cutis Laxa (Elastolysis) Medication

Updated: Apr 13, 2017
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to eradicate the infection, to reduce morbidity, and to prevent complications.



Class Summary

These agents may be useful to control the acute phase.

Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

Dapsone is bactericidal and bacteriostatic against mycobacteria; the mechanism of action is similar to that of sulfonamides, with which competitive antagonists of PABA prevent formation of folic acid, inhibiting bacterial growth. The anti-inflammatory mechanism of action may be related to inhibition of halide-myeloperoxidase system of neutrophils.