A case of Stevens-Johnson syndrome possibly induced by amifostine during radiotherapy

Enrico Zollo, Francesco Cusano, Angela Argenone, Carlo Ivan Cusano, Patrizia Pelosi, Teresa Pironti, Ettore Spacagna, Alfonso Viscusi, Marco Lioce

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Abstract

Skin reactions to amifostine are considered to be rare. Here we describe the case of a patient who developed a severe skin eruption (Stevens-Johnson syndrome) during radiotherapy probably due to amifostine. As in most of the patients described so far, the worst lesions were located in the skin areas previously treated with radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-635
Number of pages2
JournalTumori
Volume93
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

Keywords

  • Adverse cutaneous effects
  • Amifostine
  • Radiotherapy
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research

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