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Flagellated dermatitis: case report
An 8-year-old girl developed flagellated dermatitis during
treatment with bleomycin [dosage not stated].
The girl who had a history of primary intracranial mixed
germ cell tumour (sellar and suprasellar) and secondary
panhypopituitarism received chemotherapy with IV bleomycin
for three days. However, after two days, she developed
intermittent pruritus associated with erythematous and
pigmented maculae of linear distribution, followed by a
flagellated pattern, with isolated signs of excoriation, in the
abdominal region and upper back [duration of treatment to
reaction onset not clearly stated]. She was diagnosed with
The girl was treated with unspecified mild topical
corticosteroids for 10 days, which led to satisfactory
improvement in the symptoms.
Author comment: "Flagellated dermatitis is an infrequent
pathology, with characteristic skin lesions, which is developed
due to the use of bleomycin."
Andres Stevens Gonzalez J, et al. Bleomycin-induced Flagellated dermatitis: A
case report. Revista Chilena de Pediatria 89: 257-260, No. 2, Apr 2018. Available
from: URL: http://doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41062018000200257 [Spanish;
summarised from an English abstract] - Chile
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