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Skin reactions to radiotherapy--a spectrum resembling erythema multiforme: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1733657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eruptions resembling erythema multiforme associated with radiotherapy are rare. Although several case reports are cited in the older literature, only recently has this phenomenon been described in patients receiving external beam radiation therapy both with and without contributory concurrent medications. The eruption typically begins within the radiation port and then generalizes; it is usually self-limited, but serious and fatal outcomes are reported. We review the literature and report a case of an eruption resembling erythema multiforme associated with external beam irradiation and 5-fluorouracil.
A B Fleischer; D I Rosenthal; S A Bernard; E J O'Keefe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-05     Completed Date:  1992-03-05     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1071.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / drug therapy,  radiotherapy
Colonic Neoplasms / drug therapy,  radiotherapy
Combined Modality Therapy / adverse effects
Erythema Multiforme / etiology*,  pathology
Fluorouracil / adverse effects
Postoperative Care
Radiotherapy / adverse effects*
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