VIDEO: What to monitor during isotretinoin treatment

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– Hilary Baldwin, MD, medical director of the Acne Treatment and Research Center, Morristown, N.J., recently changed how she monitors patients on isotretinoin.

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The latest research indicates that ongoing CBCs really aren’t necessary, and that GGT (gamma-glutamyl transferase), which is liver specific, is a far better option than ALT/AST to keep tabs on the liver. Creatine kinase can’t be ignored, either, especially in young, athletic patients, because of the risk of rhabdomyolysis.

In a video interview at the Hawaii Dermatology Seminar provided by Global Academy for Medical Education/Skin Disease Education Foundation, Dr. Baldwin explained the thinking behind her new approach, plus what else needs to be monitored and for how long – and the level of creatine kinase that should raise a red flag for clinicians.

Dr. Baldwin is a speaker, advisor, and/or investigator for a number of companies, including Allergan, Galderma, and La Roche Posay.

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Meeting/Event

Skin Disease Education Foundation (SDEF) 2018: Hawaii Dermatology Seminar

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Dermatology News Internal Medicine News Family Practice News Pediatric News

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Acne Dermatology

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Video