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2020 Feb 07

Clin Rheumatol

New onset of axial spondyloarthropathy in patients treated with isotretinoin for acne vulgaris: incidence, follow-up, and MRI findings.


Elnady B, Elkhouly T, Dawoud NM, Desouky DE, Kewan HH, Dawoud DM, Ritchlin C
Clin Rheumatol. 2020 Feb 07.
PMID: 32034553.


Oral isotretinoin is commonly prescribed for acne vulgaris. Several case reports and observational studies have reported serious musculoskeletal side effects; however, the incidence, imaging findings, and longitudinal follow-up data are limited for patients who develop inflammatory back pain (IBP).