Treatment of gefitinib-associated folliculitis

Patricia Matheis, Mark A. Socinski, Craig Burkhart, Simon Warren, Nancy E. Thomas

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Gefitinib (Iressa), an epidermal growth factor inhibitor approved for treatment of advanced nonsmall cell lung carcinoma, is associated with an acneiform distributed folliculitis. Treatment attempts for this folliculitis have been noted in the literature, but photodocumentation of results has not been reported. We report 3 consecutive cases of gefitinib-associated folliculitis with photodocumentation of their treatment responses to combination therapy with topical metronidazole and oral tetracyclines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)710-713
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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