Hypoacusia in a patient treated by isotretinoin

Case Rep Med. 2011:2011:789143. doi: 10.1155/2011/789143. Epub 2011 Nov 24.


Isotretinoin is the most effective treatment for severe acne, but there are several adverse effects associated with its use, some of them very exceptional (<1/10000). We report one case of hypoacusia and tinnitus in a 15-year-old boy treated with isotretinoin during 6 weeks, who quickly improved after isotretinoin withdrawal. Also, we comment other publications about hearing alterations in patients treated with isotretinoin and other retinoids.

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