Generalized idiopathic acanthosis nigricans treated with acitretin


Ozdemir M., Toy H., Mevlitoglu I., Demirkesen C.

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT, vol.17, pp.54-56, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09546630500497280
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-56

Abstract

Generalized idiopathic acanthosis nigricans is a rare form of acanthosis nigricans. This form may be familial or nonfamilial and begins at birth or in early childhood. We report an 18-year-old boy with generalized idiopathic acanthosis nigricans who has no family history of acanthosis nigricans. The patient was treated with oral acitretin. Acitretin has been reported rarely as a therapeutic retinoid agent in the disease to date.