Bone mineral density and bone turnover markers in patients receiving a single course of isotretinoin for nodulocystic acne


Tekin N. S. , ÖZDOLAP S., SARIKAYA S., Keskin S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.47, no.6, pp.622-625, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2008.03534.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.622-625

Abstract

Background High-dose isotretinoin has been reported to have adverse effects on bone mineral density (BMD); however, studies evaluating changes in BMD with isotretinoin therapy at different dosages and with varying treatment durations have produced conflicting results.