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Dermatologic Emergencies

  • Peter G. Burk

Abstract

Hematology and oncology patients are being exposed in their treatment to an ever-increasing number of new antibiotics, chemotherapeutic drugs, and new forms of immunotherapy. Toxic or allergic reactions to these agents may produce significant skin lesions. In addition, life-threatening systemic infections in oncology patients may also have distinctly recognizable skin lesions. Oncologists should regularly examine their patient’s skin in order to recognize these important cutaneous clinical clues.

Keywords

Herpes Zoster Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Erythema Multiforme Phototoxic Reaction Fungal Sepsis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter G. Burk
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Dermatology, Department of MedicineAlbert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA

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