Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155-157

Alopecia caused by isoniazid

Departments of Respiratory Medicine and Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, J. L. N. Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramakant Dixit
Department of Respiratory Medicine, J. L. N. Medical College, Ajmer 305 001, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-500X.130081

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Drug-induced alopecia is a known clinical entity and mainly seen with anti-mitotic drug therapy. Alopecia during anti-tuberculosis therapy is very uncommon and previously observed with isoniazid, thiacetazone, and ethionamide. Present communication describes an additional case of isoniazid-induced alopecia in a 10-year-old male child, which was reversible after isoniazid withdrawal. Possible mechanisms of drug-induced alopecia are also briefly discussed.

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