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Flagellate erythema

  • Author(s): Eungdamrong, John
  • McLellan, Beth
  • et al.
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A 21-year-old woman presented with a pruritic eruption on her trunk and extremities after receiving bleomycin for treatment of stage III ovarian germ-cell tumor. Physical examination was consistent with bleomycin-induced flagellate erythema. We discuss the pathophysiologic mechanism that produces this dermatitis.

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