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Localized Skin Necrosis of Steroid-Induced Striae Distensae: An Unusual Complication of Bevacizumab and Irinotecan Therapy

Sabrina Fourcade, MD; Caroline Gaudy-Marqueste, MD, PhD; Anne-Marie Tasei, MD; Marie-Aleth Richard, MD, PhD; Jean-Jacques Grob, MD, PhD
Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(10):1227-1228. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.311.
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Several cutaneous adverse effects have been described with the use of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors. We report a case of skin necrosis that was exclusively localized on steroid-induced striae distensae in a patient treated with bevacizumab and irinotecan.

Correspondence: Dr Gaudy-Marqueste, Service de Dermatologie, H ôpital de la Timone, 264 Rue Saint Pierre, 13385 Marseille CEDEX 05, France (Caroline.Gaudy@mail.ap-hm.fr).

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Figure. Hyperalgic necrotic ulcerations strictly localized on abdominal steroid-induced striae distensae.




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