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of 'Extravasation injury from chemotherapy and other non-antineoplastic vesicants'

Mucocutaneous reactions to chemotherapy.
Susser WS, Whitaker-Worth DL, Grant-Kels JM
J Am Acad Dermatol. 1999;40(3):367.
UNLABELLED: Chemotherapeutic agents are a widely used treatment modality. Side effects range from common to unusual and may be confused with other cutaneous sequelae of oncologic treatment. The goal of this communication is to elaborate on previous descriptions of the cutaneous manifestations of chemotherapeutic treatment and to discuss more recent findings.
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to generate a differential diagnosis of possible etiologies for varying patterns of cutaneous involvement in patients receiving chemotherapy and identify the various cutaneous side effects of chemotherapeutic treatment. In addition, they should be able to distinguish life-threatening side effects that require immediate management from more benign manifestations of chemotherapeutic treatment.
Department of Dermatology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, USA.