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Post-Irradiation Morphea: Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23091583     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Post-irradiation morphea (PIM) is an entity documented in the literature although still not mentioned in most of the dermatological textbooks with a frequency approximately 2 out of every 1000 patients who received radiotherapy. Most of the cases are misdiagnosed as recurrent or metastatic carcinoma.
MAIN OBSERVATIONS: We report on a 64-year-old woman who was treated with radiotherapy for breast cancer. Two years and eight months after the first dose of radiotherapy, she developed localized morphea in the irradiated area.
CONCLUSION: We report on a new case with a literature review and discuss pathogenesis, treatment modalities and post irradiation subcutaneos reactions mimicking PIM. Around 54 cases of post-irradiation morphea (PIM) were identified in the literature.
Authors:
Ammar Alhathlool; Rüdiger Hein; Christian Andres; Johannes Ring; Bernadette Eberlein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dermatological case reports     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1898-7249     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dermatol Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  2012-10-24     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101493700     Medline TA:  J Dermatol Case Rep     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology and Allergy Biederstein, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany.
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