Articles

Berberine, a potential drug for trachoma.

Author

Khosla PK, Neeraj VI, Gupta SK, Satpathy G.

Date

1992

Journal

Rev Int Trach Pathol Ocul Trop Subtrop Sante Publique.

Abstract

The clinical serological response to topical treatment of trachoma with Berberine an indigenous drug has been studied in 32 microbiologically confirmed cases. Efficacy of Berberine 0.2% when compared to sulfacetamide 20% was found to be superior in both the clinical course of trachoma and in achieving a fall in the serum antibody titers (P < 0.05) against chlamydia trachomatis in the treated patients.