Case reports: minocycline-induced hyperpigmentation resolves during oral isotretinoin therapy.

Jennifer Soung, Justine Cohen, Robert Phelps, Steven R. Cohen

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Although disfiguring hyperpigmentation is a well-defined complication of minocycline therapy, modalities to reverse the phenomenon are unpredictable. We report a case of minocycline-induced, blue-black pigmentation in a 23-year-old Hispanic man, which resolved after treatment with oral isotretinoin for acne vulgaris.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1232-1236
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of drugs in dermatology : JDD
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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