Chemotherapy-induced acral erythema with involvement of the face and neck: A case report

Ozkol H. , ÇALKA O., Bulut G.

TOXICOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL HEALTH, cilt.32, sa.5, ss.791-794, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/0748233713511514
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.791-794


Chemotherapy-induced acral erythema (CIAE) is a cutaneous response to diverse chemotherapeutic drug administration. These drugs cause symmetrical and painful erythema of palmoplantar surfaces. Bulla formation, desquamation, and subsequent reepithelialization may occur. Commonly, the lesions slowly resolve over 7-15 days, through desquamation, followed by regeneration of the skin. Here, we described a case of CIAE, with involvement of face and neck in a patient treated for breast cancer using a number of chemotherapeutic agents. Face involvement in CIAE has not been previously reported in the literature.