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Laser Recall Dermatitis

Susana Córdoba, MD1; Juan C. Tardío, MD, PhD2; Marta Utrera, MD1; Cristina Martínez-Morán, MD1; Jesús Borbujo, MD, PhD1
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1Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada. Madrid, Spain
2Department of Pathology, Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada. Madrid, Spain
JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(2):212-213. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.5913.
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Chemotherapy-induced recall dermatitis is a phenomenon whereby the administration of a chemotherapy agent induces an inflammatory reaction at sites injured previously, days, months, or even years earlier.1 Radiation recall dermatitis, where the inflammatory reaction appears at a previously irradiated site, and reactivation of UV light–induced erythema after methotrexate therapy are the prototypes of recall phenomena. A few cases of chemotherapy recall phenomenon on a site of drug extravasation and on a previously scalded wound have been reported.1,2 The concept of recall dermatitis is not exclusive for chemotherapy drugs and may also be induced by tuberculostatic drugs, antibiotics, and simvastatin.3

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Multiple Vesiculous Plaques Over the Laser Application Areas

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