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2020 May 14

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



A patient with chronic sacroiliitis undiagnosed for three years after isotretinoin use.


Mülkoğlu C, Nacır B
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020 May 14; 21(1):300.
PMID: 32410688.


Isotretinoin (ISO) is a synthetic vitamin A derivative which has been used for treatment-resistant acne vulgaris. Although most musculoskeletal side effects of ISO are common, including myalgia, arthralgia, and back pain, sacroiliitis is one of the uncommon side effects. ISO-induced sacroiliitis usually completely resolves within a few months by the cessation of the drug.