[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
February 1986

Distinctive Eruption Characterized by Linear Supravenous Papules and Erythroderma Following Broxuridine (Bromodeoxyuridine) Therapy and Radiotherapy

Author Affiliations

From the Dermatology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. Dr Fine is now with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr Breathnach is now with Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London.

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(2):199-200. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660140089024

• A distinctive cutaneous eruption occurred in two patients with central nervous system tumors who were treated with broxuridine (bromodeoxyuridine) and radiotherapy. Findings included the initial appearance of papular lesions within skin directly overlying acral superficial veins and the later development of a more generalized eruption eventuating into exfoliative erythroderma.

(Arch Dermatol 1986;122:199-200)