Dermatology Online Journal
Capecitabine-induced lichenoid drug eruption: a case report
- Author(s): Gehlhausen, Jeff R
- Strausburg, Matthew B
- Aouthmany, Mouhammad
- Katona, Terrence M
- Turner, Matthew J
- et al.
Capecitabine is a 5-fluorouracil basedchemotherapeutic drug widely used in the treatmentof solid tumors, especially colorectal and breast. Someof the most common side effects of capecitabine arecutaneous in nature, including hand-foot syndrome(palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia). Several reports inthe literature link capecitabine use with photosensitivelichenoid eruptions. Herein, we present a case ofcapecitabine-induced lichenoid eruption in an elderlyfemale with metastatic breast cancer and discuss ourfindings in relationship to previously reported cases ofthis and other capecitabine-induced skin pathologies.