A mixture of tegafur and uracil (TEGASIL) is a common antineoplastic agent. Tegafur is a fluoropyrimidine structurally similar to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU); uracil slows the degradation of 5-FU by dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase, which results in higher 5-FU concentrations in tumors. Mucocutaneous side effects induced by this agent are rare and include photosensitivity of lichenoid and eczematous types, acral erythema, hyperpigmentation and palmoplantar keratoderma. However, there have been no reports of fixed drug eruption associated with TEGASIL. We report here on a case of fixed drug eruption due to oral TEGASIL. (Korean J Dermatol 2010;48(2):155-157).
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Korean Journal of Dermatology|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Feb|
- Fixed drug eruption
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