Tender nodules on the palms and soles after chemotherapy

Hsi-Hsun Lin; Jiun-Nong Lin
June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/3/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 12, p1543
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 70-year-old man with a spindle-cell malignant tumour situated in the left pleura. He experienced a first course of chemotherapy which headed to leukopenia with an absolute neutrophil. In the presentation, the patient was afebrile and had stable vital signs and tender erythematous nodules in his palms were found. The diagnosis revealed that the patient has palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia syndrome.


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