Treatment of gram-negative folliculitis with isotretinoin

  title={Treatment of gram-negative folliculitis with isotretinoin},
  author={Uwe Neubert and Gerd Plewig and A. Ruhfus},
  journal={Archives of Dermatological Research},
The clinical and bacteriological findings are reported in 13 patients with gram-negative folliculitis before, during, and after treatment with isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid). Patients were treated for 14–36 weeks with a daily dose of 0.5–1.5 mg isotretinoin/kg body weight. Inflammatory lesions were counted before and during weeks 2, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, and 30 of therapy and again up to 172 weeks after cessation of treatment. In all patients there was an impressive improvement in… CONTINUE READING