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November 2001

Cytoprotection Against Doxorubicin Toxicity

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(11):1528. doi:

We read with interest the article by Lotem et al titled "Skin Toxic Effects of Polyethylene Glycol–Coated Liposomal Doxorubicin" in the ARCHIVES.1 We write to suggest that it may be possible to partially protect against the mucocutaneous toxicity of polyethylene glycol–coated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride (Doxil) in cancer-treated patients with the use of cytoprotective prostaglandins.