Isotretinoin-induced agranulocytosis

Ozdemir M. A. , Kose M. , Karakukcu M. , FERAHBAS A., Patiroglu T. , Koklu E.

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, vol.24, no.4, pp.425-426, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2007.00468.x
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.425-426


lsotretinoin is used to treat a spectrum of dermatologic conditions. The present article reports the case of a 15-year-old female patient who exhibited agranulocytosis after the initiation of isotretinoin administration. Agranulocytosis is a rare but life-threatening side effect of isotretinoin use, and clinicians must be aware of agranulocytosis.