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n South African Medical Journal - The rational use of systemic isotretinoin in acne : a call for moderation : clinical practice : forum

Volume 102, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
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Abstract

Systemic isotretinoin effectively treats all forms of acne vulgaris. However, it has many side-effects, some potentially serious, that warrant limiting its use to serious cases of acne. Inappropriate use in large numbers of patients puts prescribers at risk of malpractice litigation should serious side-effects occur where safer alternative treatments were available. Doctors also risk losing access to the drug should authorities limit its use to reduce the occurrence of side-effects.

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2012-05-01
2016-12-09

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