Repigmentation and curling of hair after acitretin therapy


  • Dilek Seckin, MD. Ayfer Yildiz, MD.

Dr Dilek Seckin, Marmara Universitesi, Tip Fakultesi Dermatoloji Anabilim Dali Tophanelioglu Caddesi No: 13–15, Istanbul 34662, Turkey. Email:


Drug-induced hair colour and texture changes have been reported rarely. We describe a 70-year-old woman with psoriasis who noticed darkening of her previously white hair, which also gained a curly appearance after 6 months of acitretin treatment. We present this case to emphasize that acitretin can be added to the list of drugs that induce changes in hair colour and texture.