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Bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis

Melvi Albert, Deepthi Puzhakkal, Dhanya T H, Devi K.

Abstract
Bleomycin is a glycopeptide antitumor antibiotic used in chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, germ cell tumors, and squamous cell cancer. Flagellate dermatitis is a rare, but specific adverse reaction induced by bleomycin. We report a case of a 26-year-old Indian female who presented with this typical whip-like rash following the first dose of chemotherapy with bleomycin, etoposide, cisplatin regime for dysgerminoma ovary. She was treated with antihistamines and corticosteroids which relieved the symptoms, but hyperpigmentation is persisting. We report this case to make the prescribers aware of this reaction.

Key words: Bleomycin; Adverse Cutaneous Reaction; Flagellate Dermatitis


 
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Albert M, Puzhakkal D, H DT, K D. Bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2020; 10(3): 276-278. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.10351201908012020


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Albert M, Puzhakkal D, H DT, K D. Bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=69807 [Access: February 01, 2024]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.10351201908012020


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Albert M, Puzhakkal D, H DT, K D. Bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2020; 10(3): 276-278. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.10351201908012020



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Albert M, Puzhakkal D, H DT, K D. Bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2020), [cited February 01, 2024]; 10(3): 276-278. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.10351201908012020



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Albert, M., Puzhakkal, . D., H, . D. T. & K, . D. (2020) Bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 10 (3), 276-278. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.10351201908012020



Turabian Style

Albert, Melvi, Deepthi Puzhakkal, Dhanya T H, and Devi K. 2020. Bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 10 (3), 276-278. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.10351201908012020



Chicago Style

Albert, Melvi, Deepthi Puzhakkal, Dhanya T H, and Devi K. "Bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 10 (2020), 276-278. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.10351201908012020



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Albert, Melvi, Deepthi Puzhakkal, Dhanya T H, and Devi K. "Bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 10.3 (2020), 276-278. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.10351201908012020



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Albert, M., Puzhakkal, . D., H, . D. T. & K, . D. (2020) Bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 10 (3), 276-278. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.10351201908012020