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of 'Cutaneous side effects of conventional chemotherapy agents'
Bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis: a clinical and histopathological review.
Mowad CM, Nguyen TV, Elenitsas R, Leyden JJ
Br J Dermatol. 1994;131(5):700.
We report a case of bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis. Our patient developed pruritic linear lesions 4 days after her first dose of bleomycin. A closed patch test was performed, and was negative. However, on rechallenge, the linear eruption recurred in the previously involved sites, and in new sites, within 24 h. Flagellate dermatitis is a characteristic reaction to bleomycin use, but varying histological features and clinical presentations may be seen.
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Dermatology, Philadelphia 19104.