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Palmar-plantar erythema associated with combination chemotherapy.
  1. A. Pagliuca,
  2. R. Kaczmarski,
  3. G. J. Mufti
  1. Academic Department of Haematological Medicine, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, UK.


    We report three cases of a distinctive palmar-plantar erythema associated with the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and acute myeloid leukaemia. The rash is characterized by a painful, sharply demarcated, intense erythema of the palms and/or soles followed by bulla formation, desquamation and healing. The eruption is self limiting in nature and did not adversely affect prognosis. Treatment need be neither altered nor stopped; only symptomatic measures are required.

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