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Case Report

Slowly developing toxic epidermal necrolysis-like reaction associated with pemetrexed and carboplatin

13 Feb 2020
Gerhard Eichhoff

Most cutaneous adverse drug reactions reported in association with chemotherapy, such as a limited maculopapular rash, are considered mild and do not affect the continuation of the treatment. Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), however, is a life-threatening reaction that needs treatment discontinuation. The present case shows the slow progression from a pemetrexed and carboplatin-associated maculopapular rash to a TEN-like reaction.

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