Acneiform follicular eruption in patients treated with Gefitinib: Report of six cases

Hiromi Suzuki, Atsushi Hatamochi, Michio Hasikabe, Soji Yamazaki, Motohiko Tamura, Hiromi Ishihama, Shinichiro Miyoshi

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Abstract

Gefitinib (Iressa®) is a new anticancer agent against lung cancer that acts by inhibiting signal transduction of the growth factor receptor. We describe six patients receiving gefitinib (250mg/day) who developed an acne-like eruption consisting of follicular papules and pustules on their faces, chests and/or backs. A histopathological examination of one patient revealed an inflammatory cell infiltration around the hair follicles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-601
Number of pages3
JournalNishinihon Journal of Dermatology
Volume66
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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