Is mean platelet volume an inflammatory marker in acne patients treated with isotretinoin?


Tamer F., Yüksel M. E., Avcı E.

ACTA DERMATOVENEROLOGICA ALPINA, PANONICA ET ADRIATICA, vol.28, no.2, pp.65-69, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.15570/actaapa.2019.17
  • Journal Name: ACTA DERMATOVENEROLOGICA ALPINA, PANONICA ET ADRIATICA
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-69
  • Keywords: acne vulgaris, cholesterol, complete blood count, inflammation, isotretinoin, mean platelet volume, GUIDELINES, THERAPY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Isotretinoin is a commonly used systemic retinoid for treating acne. However, isotretinoin may lead to elevated serum levels of triglycerides and cholesterol, and it may affect liver function tests. Moreover, the effect of isotretinoin on hematological parameters remains controversial. This study examines changes in the blood chemistry panel, hematological parameters, and inflammation biomarkers of patients diagnosed with acne and treated with isotretinoin.