J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 24, Number 2, June 2018
|72 - 75
|Cas clinique et revue de la littérature / Up-to date review and case report
|29 June 2018
Up-to Date Review And Case Report
Papulopustular lesions of the face caused by panitumumab: case report and literature review
Oral Surgery Department, CHU de Rennes,
2 rue Henri le Guilloux,
2 Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Centre Hospitalier Départemental de Vendée, Boulevard Stéphane Moreau, 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon, France
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accepted: 19 December 2017
Introduction: Panitumumab (VECTIBIX®) is a monoclonal antibody used alone or in combination with a chemotherapy for management of metastatic colorectal cancer. Observation: A patient treated with this protocol manifested skin lesions; the etiological diagnosis was difficult. The lesions, namely a papulopustular rash at the lower third of the face, and the medical history allowed to diagnose an acute skin toxicity case due to this monoclonal antibody. Commentary: Many side effects are related to the panitumumab, among which dermatologic adverse events having already been the subject of some publications. Nevertheless, several studies conclude that the therapeutic benefit of this epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor makes acceptable these complications. Conclusion: Stop treatment and corticosteroids allowed a whole and quick disappearance of skin lesions. Alongside dermatologists and infectious diseases specialists, the opinion of an oral surgeon was useful to provide an answer to these symptoms.
Key words: panitumumab / drug toxicity / acneiform eruption
© The authors, 2018
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