EJMCR. 2020; 4(7): 245-248

Trigeminal neuralgia associated with isotretinoin use: a very rare complication

Authors: Murat Guntel.

ABSTRACT

Background: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a term used in short-term acute pain in the trigeminal nerve distribution that feels like stabbing or electric shock. Isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid) is a commonly used medication for the treatment of severe cystic acne that does not respond to other therapies. Isotretinoin treatment has been associated with rare but serious complications on multiple systems. Case Presentation: This case report presents a patient who developed TN while using oral isotretinoin therapy for acne vulgaris. This rare adverse event has not been well documented in the medical literature. Conclusion: The author want to emphasize with this case report that physicians should keep in mind that TN is one of the possible negative effects of isotretinoin.

Keywords:
Isotretinoin, trigeminal neuralgia, rare complication, case report


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Trigeminal neuralgia associated with isotretinoin use: a very rare complication


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Murat Guntel
Department of Neurology, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Turkey
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Correspondence to:
. Murat Guntel, Assistant Professor, Mustafa Kemal University, Neurology Department, Antakya, Turkey; muratguntel@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 23 May 2020
Revised 11 Jun 2020
Accepted 14 Jun 2020
Published online 18 Jul 2020
Published in print 06 Aug 2020

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Murat Guntel. "Trigeminal neuralgia associated with isotretinoin use: a very rare complication." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 245-248. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1590224415


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Murat Guntel. "Trigeminal neuralgia associated with isotretinoin use: a very rare complication." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.7 (2020), 245-248. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1590224415


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Murat Guntel (2020) Trigeminal neuralgia associated with isotretinoin use: a very rare complication. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (7), 245-248. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1590224415


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