Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, Other are used in the treatment of Wells Syndrome?

Updated: Mar 23, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Antibiotics, Other

Antibiotic therapy must cover all likely pathogens in the context of this clinical setting.


Dapsone is bactericidal and bacteriostatic against mycobacteria; its mechanism of action is similar to that of sulfonamides, where competitive antagonists of PABA prevent formation of folic acid, inhibiting bacterial growth.

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