Unusual Cutaneous reactions to Pemetrexed in a Patient with Metastatic non-small cell Lung Cancer

Submitted by sysadmin1 on Thu, 05/26/2016 - 15:57
Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2017,6,1,38-39.
Published:November 2016
Type:Case Report

Unusual Cutaneous reactions to Pemetrexed in a Patient with Metastatic non-small cell Lung Cancer

Suresh Babu Mallekavu Chikkadasappa1, Govind Babu Kanakasetty1, Lokesh Kadabur Nagendrappa1, Suparna Ajit Rao2

1Department of Medical Oncology, DM Medical Oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA.

2Department of Medical Oncology, MD General Medicine, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA.

Abstract:

Pemetrexed, a drug used in lung cancer and pleural mesotheliomas is mainly associated with hematological toxicities. Cutaneous toxicities, although well known are rare. This is a case of a metastatic adenocarcinoma lung with recurrent and localised skin lesions following each cycle of pemetrexed, which is the first report of its kind.

Unusual cutaneous reactions to pemetrexed in a patient with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer