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.
Rodriguez K, Wellman C, Franks AM, McClelland K, Bannister T.
Pigmentary and Other Dermatologic Manifestations of Minocycline: a reminder of adverse effects.