Question: What is the connection between Accutane and IBD?

My son was recently diagnosed with crohns colitis. He took Accutane roughly 5 to 6 years prior. Is this something his gi specialist should know? Would it effect which treatment would be best.

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MsjS

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Answer

There are different studies showing different risk of accutane to impact IBD. It is best to discuss this with your GI doc.

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Dr. Brian Bressler

Gastroenterologist

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