Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V06170462
Rhabdomyolysis after isotretinoin treatment in a 17-year-old male
Rhabdomyolysis is a rare, but known complication to treatment with systemic isotretinoin in patients with acne and can lead to severe kidney damage. In our case report a 17-year-old male, exercising moderately, developed rhabdomyolysis without kidney injury after two-month treatment with isotretinoin 20 mg daily. He complained of some muscle pain and was treated according to guidelines for rhabdomyolysis with no sequelae. Frequent monitoring of muscle complaints and control of serum creatine kinase in patients with affected liver and kidney function is essential.