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SILVEIRA, Júlio César Gomes; CUNHA, Beatriz Moreira da and ESTRELLA, Rogério Ribeiro. Bleomycin- induced flagellate dermatitis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2006, vol.81, n.1, pp.83-85. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962006000100011.
Bleomycin is an antineoplastic drug used in the treatment of different tumors. It has several side effects, including a cutaneous hyperpigmentation with a flagellate aspect, which is considered specific to Bleomycin. We report two cases of Bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis and discuss the clinical and etiopathogenic aspects in a brief blibliographic revision.
Keywords : Bleomycin; Chemotherapy; Hodgkins disease.