Etretinate is a medication developed by Hoffmann–La Roche that was approved by the FDA in 1986 to treat severe psoriasis. It was subsequently removed from the United States market in 1998 and the Canadian market in 1996, due to the high risk of birth defects.
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An oral retinoid used in the treatment of keratotic genodermatosis, lichen planus, and psoriasis. Beneficial effects have also been claimed in the prophylaxis of epithelial neoplasia. The compound may be teratogenic.
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