Author Credentials

Kayla Rodriguez BS Courtney Wellman MD Adam M. Franks MD Kimberly McClelland MD, MPH, MBA Tammy Bannister MD


Minocycline, Minocycline Toxicity, Hyperpigmentation


Medicine and Health Sciences


The applications of the tetracycline class of antibiotics extends beyond their antimicrobial activity to anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive and neuroprotective applications making it a commonly used class of medication. Minocycline, a second generation tetracycline, has inherent characteristics that improve absorption and distribution. These benefits promote even more wide spread use. This familiarity of usage breeds prescriptive complacency toward the dermatologic complications including hyperpigmentation. The following case explores these adverse manifestations of Minocycline use.