Capecitabine-induced lichenoid drug eruption: a case report
- Gehlhausen, Jeff R;
- Strausburg, Matthew B;
- Aouthmany, Mouhammad;
- Katona, Terrence M;
- Turner, Matthew J
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D3232033962
Capecitabine is a 5-fluorouracil basedchemotherapeutic drug widely used in the treatmentof solid tumors, especially colorectal and breast. Someof the most common side effects of capecitabine arecutaneous in nature, including hand-foot syndrome(palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia). Several reports inthe literature link capecitabine use with photosensitivelichenoid eruptions. Herein, we present a case ofcapecitabine-induced lichenoid eruption in an elderlyfemale with metastatic breast cancer and discuss ourfindings in relationship to previously reported cases ofthis and other capecitabine-induced skin pathologies.