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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
DONATI, Aline and CASTRO, Luiz Guilherme Martins. Cutaneous adverse reactions to chemotherapy with taxanes: The dermatologist's point of view. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, pp.755-758. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000400020.
Chemotherapy with taxanes has recently become part of the treatment for many advanced neoplastic diseases, specially breast and lung cancer. Their main noncutaneous adverse reactions include neutropenia and mucositis, which eventually lead to drug discontinuation. Cutaneous adverse reactions are frequent and significantly interfere with the patient's quality of life. Treatments are poorly effective, but special recommendations may improve symptoms and prevent relapses requiring drug rechallenge
Keywords : Drug Eruptions; Drug Therapy; Cutaneous adverse reactions; Paclitaxel; Taxoids.