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Possible isotretinoin-induced keloids in a patient with Behçet's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16716157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Isotretinoin-induced keloid formation has occasionally been reported in patients who have undergone dermabrasion or laser treatment. This report describes a man with Behçet's disease (BD) who was prescribed isotretinoin for nodulocystic acne. After approximately 8 weeks of this treatment, the patient developed extensive keloids. There are no previous reports of possible isotretinoin-induced keloid formation in the setting of BD. This article discusses possible connections between BD, keloid formation and isotretinoin, which may be manifested in this case.
G Dogan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental dermatology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0307-6938     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-23     Completed Date:  2006-09-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7606847     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  535-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Inönü University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Acne Vulgaris / complications,  drug therapy*
Behcet Syndrome / complications
Drug Eruptions / etiology*
Isotretinoin / adverse effects*
Keloid / chemically induced*
Keratolytic Agents / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Keratolytic Agents; 4759-48-2/Isotretinoin

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