Effects of isotretinoin on the mneutrophil chemotaxis in cystic acne

P. D. Pigatto, A. Fioroni, F. Riva, M. A. Brugo, A. Morandotti, G. F. Allomare, A. F. Finzi

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The authors show that the use of Isotretinoin (Ro 4-3740) in cystic acne brings a reduction of chemotactic activity of the neutrophil granulocytes, like another retinoid. Etretinate, in pustular and vulgar psoriasis. This effect of retinoids, with a direct action on the polymorphonuclear leukocytes plays an important role in the recovery of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1983


  • Chemotaxis
  • Cystic acne
  • Isotretinoin
  • Neutrophil granulocyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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