Systemic lupus erythematosus diagnosed with extreme skin reaction during radiation therapy: A case report

R. J. Lee, G. M. Proulx, C. W. Donaldson, J. B. Orner

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Abstract

The use of breast conservation therapy in patients with collagen vascular disease is controversial. Initial reports demonstrated severe skin reactions in patients receiving radiotherapy who also had a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus or sclerederma. However, a more recent case- control study found no increased incidence of complications in these patients compared to patients without collagen vascular disease. We report a case of a patient diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus after developing a severe skin reaction early during her course of breast radiotherapy. The clinical course of the patient is reviewed along with the controversies surrounding this clinical dilemna.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-406
Number of pages6
JournalRadiology and Oncology
Volume32
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Breast neoplasms-radiotherapy
  • Lupus erythematosus, systemic

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