Severe skin reaction in a patient with gastrointestinal stromal tumor treated with imatinib mesylate.


Imatinib mesylate is a selective protein kinase inhibitor, highly active in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Cutaneous toxicity, a well-recognized, dose-related side-effect of imatinib mesylate, has been reported in 18 to 69% of patients with GIST treated with doses ranging from 400 to 800 mg once a… (More)


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