Disseminated Eczema Following Radiotherapy: A Case Report

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Radiotherapy-induced acute skin reactions are common and an expected effect of radiotherapy. Eczematous eruptions, however, are rarely reported, with disseminated eczema in particular being infrequently seen and likely underrecognized.


We present a unique case of disseminated vesicular eczema following radiotherapy for ductal carcinoma in situ.


The development of a localized vesicular eruption with subsequent dissemination can occur following radiotherapy. The mechanism of autosensitization is poorly understood but likely involves a cell-mediated immune response. Recognition is important to prevent excessive and inappropriate investigation and treatment.

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