Systemic 5-fluorouracil producing an inflammatory response in porokeratosis.


Topical 5-fluorouracil has been used as an effective treatment for porokeratosis. Upon its treatment, an inflammatory effect occurs with the topical 5-fluorouracil. We report a case of a patient with disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis displaying a comparable inflammatory process following therapy with systemic 5-fluorouracil used to manage a metastatic breast cancer.

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@article{Nahm2003Systemic5P, title={Systemic 5-fluorouracil producing an inflammatory response in porokeratosis.}, author={Walter K. Nahm and Kevin G Donohue and Jane Danahy and Evangelos V. Badiavas and Vincent J Falanga}, journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV}, year={2003}, volume={17 2}, pages={190-2} }