The frequency and distribution of minocycline induced hyperpigmentation in a rheumatoid arthritis population.

@article{Roberts2006TheFA,
  title={The frequency and distribution of minocycline induced hyperpigmentation in a rheumatoid arthritis population.},
  author={Gillian Roberts and Hilary A Capell},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={1254-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Minocycline is particularly useful in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with previous major sepsis, where anti-tumor necrosis factor is relatively contraindicated. Pigmentation is a documented side effect, but predisposing factors in an RA population have not been established. We investigated minocycline induced pigmentation in a population with RA to determine whether skin type and eye color influence predisposition to this side effect. METHODS Patients with RA attending a… CONTINUE READING

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