Isotretinoin as Monotherapy for Sebaceous Hyperplasia

June 2010 | Volume 9 | Issue 6 | Case Report | 699 | Copyright © 2010

Clara Yu DO , Maryam Shahsavari DO , Gloria Stevens MD,Ronald Liskanich DO , David Horowitz DO

Abstract

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common benign lesion composed of sebaceous glands. It is characterized as yellow or flesh-toned papules with central umbilication. The authors report the case of a 57-year-old Caucasian female with a longstanding history of sebaceous hyperplasia refractory to treatment on her face. Isotretionoin was used as an alternative therapy and was found to be effective.

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