Pentoxifylline is methylxanthine derivative which is used in microcirculatory disorders as a vasoactive drug.
Novel immunomodulatory properties of pentoxifylline have been reported including the down regulation of tumour
necrosis factor-α synthesis and other inflammatory cytokines. Studies have shown that pentoxifylline might be efficacious
in a wide spectrum of skin diseases. This article focuses on the use of pentoxifylline which is a safe and cheap drug in
various dermatological disorders.
Keywords: Dermatology, disorder, pentoxifylline, treatment, tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitor, Anti-inflammatory, Venous ulcers, Behcet’s Disease, Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, Vasculopathy, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
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