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A case of an elderly male patient in whom a change in hair color was attributed to the use of Valproic acid.

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This is the first report of hair color change due to Valproic acid in an elderly patient.


Cosmetic side effects carry a risk of poor compliance, so clinicians should be aware of the potential for cosmetic side effects of Valproic acid on hair.

Kensuke Miyazaki
hirosaki aiseikai hospital

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This page is a summary of: Valproic acid-induced hair color change in an elderly male, Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology and Therapeutics, June 2021, The Japanese Society of Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology,
DOI: 10.5234/cnpt.12.9.
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