Acne fulminans (AF) is a rare, acute, and severe form of acne vulgaris often associated with systemic symptoms. Its treatment is challenging and controversial. We report a case of isotretinoin-induced AF (IIAF) in a 12-year-old boy resistant to traditional therapies (oral steroids and isotretinoin). The patient was successfully treated with adalimumab that can be considered an effective off-label option in the treatment of resistant IIAF in children.

Adalimumab in the Management of Isotretinoin-Induced Acne Fulminans: Report of a Case

Marasca C.;Fabbrocini G.;Abategiovanni L.;Camela E.;Nocerino M.;Di Guida A.;De Fata Salvatores G.
2021

Abstract

Acne fulminans (AF) is a rare, acute, and severe form of acne vulgaris often associated with systemic symptoms. Its treatment is challenging and controversial. We report a case of isotretinoin-induced AF (IIAF) in a 12-year-old boy resistant to traditional therapies (oral steroids and isotretinoin). The patient was successfully treated with adalimumab that can be considered an effective off-label option in the treatment of resistant IIAF in children.
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