Reactions 1704, p77 - 2 Jun 2018 Hand-foot syndrome: case report A 91-year-old man developed hand-foot syndrome during treatment with capecitabine for metastatic colorectal cancer to lungs and liver [dosage and outcome not stated]. The man, who was diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer to lungs and liver, started receiving a palliative chemotherapy with oral capecitabine. In the fifth week of the treatment, he developed pain and redness in both palms and soles, which continued to progress to a large bulla in the left sole and multiple ulcerations in the fingertips. Hand-foot syndrome was suspected. The man’s capecitabine therapy was held and he was treated with urea cream. He also received oxycodone and lidocaine cream and received oxycodone and lidocaine for pain. Eight weeks following chemotherapy initiation, a large bulla on the left sole ruptured and an open ulcer formed. Multiple ulcers were noted on the fingers and toes. He experienced difficulties with daily living activities due to the pain. A home health nursing service was arranged for daily wound care. He was able to handle his daily medications. Author comment: "Hand-foot syndrome is a well-known side effect of chemotherapeutic agents." "This poster aims to inform geriatric health care providers of a potentially debilitating side effect of an oral chemotherapeutic agent, Park H. A case of severe hand-foot syndrome in a nonagenarian receiving capecitabine. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 66 (Suppl. 2): S27-S28, Apr 2018. Available from: URL: http://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15376 [abstract] - USA 803323270 0114-9954/18/1704-0001/$14.95 Adis © 2018 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved Reactions 2 Jun 2018 No. 1704
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