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Radiation Dermatitis

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Radiation Dermatitis, Radiation Recall, Skin Reactions to Radiation Therapy, Radiation Therapy Induced Skin Changes

  1. Erythema
    1. Pink, mildly swollen skin with sensation of Pruritus or burning
  2. Dry Desquamation
    1. Epidermal basal cells partially sloughed
    2. Skin dryness, pealing or Scaling
    3. Hyperpigmentation
  3. Moist Desquamation
    1. Epidermal basal cells completely sloughed
    2. Blisters
    3. Serous discharge
    4. Neuropathic pain
  1. Skin pigmentation change
  2. Permanent Hair Loss
  3. Telangiectasia
  4. Skin atrophy
  5. Skin Ulceration
  1. Common associated agents
    1. Doxorubicin
    2. Fluorouracil
    3. Hydroxyurea
    4. Methotrexate
    5. Paclitaxel
  2. Findings
    1. Moist Desquamation occurs more rapidly in previously irradiated regions