Minocycline: stain devil?

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Minocycline is the treatment of choice for acne vulgaris, the most common form of inflammatory acne, despite the increase in awareness of rare but significant side-effects. This paper discusses the undesirable side-effect of minocycline staining in permanent teeth.

Keywords: acne vulgaris; minocycline; permanent teeth; side-effects; tissue hyperpigmentation

Document Type: Review Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2133.2003.05497.x

Affiliations: Department of Restorative Dentistry, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast BT12 6BA, U.K.

Publication date: August 1, 2003

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