TITLE

Premature epiphyseal closure noted in patient taking isotretinoin

AUTHOR(S)
Sperling, Mark A.; Southall, Jennifer; Zacharyczuk, Colleen
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Endocrine Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article alleges that isotretinoin which is a drug to treat severe acne may be causing premature epiphyseal closure. James Walker, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital, said he noted this condition in a 15-year-old patient for whom he had prescribed the drug. An x-ray showed that his left tibial and fibular growth plates had fused after three months of taking the drug while his growth resumed a year after not taking the medication.
ACCESSION #
31725042

 

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