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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 85  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-23

Isotretinoin and dermatosurgical procedures

Venkataram Mysore1, HM Omprakash2, Gayatri Nagindas Khatri3 
1 Venkat Charmalaya – Centre for Advanced Dermatology and Postgraduate Training (RGUHS), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Vikram Hospital, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Dermatologist, Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Venkataram Mysore
Venkat Charmalaya – Centre for Advanced Dermatology and Postgraduate Training (RGUHS), 3437 1 G Cross, 7 Main, Subbanna Garden, Vijay Nagar, Bengaluru - 560 040, Karnataka
India

Several early reports suggested that performance of dermatosurgical procedures in patients on oral isotretinoin is associated with abnormal skin healing, keloid or hypertrophic scar formation. However, this association has been recently questioned in some studies. This review examines this issue, analyzes the studies published and concludes that the recommendation made earlier about the need to avoid dermatosurgical procedures in patients on isotretinoin is based on inadequate and insufficient evidence and hence needs revision. The review also suggests that recent studies on the subject establish that performing such procedures is safe.


How to cite this article:
Mysore V, Omprakash H M, Khatri GN. Isotretinoin and dermatosurgical procedures.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2019;85:18-23


How to cite this URL:
Mysore V, Omprakash H M, Khatri GN. Isotretinoin and dermatosurgical procedures. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 18 ];85:18-23
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