Toxic epidermal necrolysis after the use of high-dose cytosine arabinoside

OZKAN A., APAK H. , Celkan T. T. , YUKSEL L. , YILDIZ i.

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, cilt.18, ss.38-40, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


We report a fatal case of toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) resulting from a high dose of cytosine arabinoside (ARA-C), A 13-year-old girl with acute lymphocytic leukemia was treated according to the protocol of the BFM Group (BFM-95, HRG), On the fifth day after administration of a high dose of ARA-C (2 g/m(2) intravenously every 12 hours), she developed bullous lesions on the hands and soles that disseminated, evolving to necrosis, sepsis, and death on the 22nd day, ARA-C is frequently associated with dermatologic toxicity, but this is only the second case of toxic epidermal necrolysis described in connection with this drug.