Photo recall phenomenon: An adverse reaction to taxanes

Hock Leong Ee, Gil Yosipovitch

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Taxanes are a new group of chemotherapeutic agents, which share some pharmacological characteristics with methotrexate. Methotrexate has previously been reported to cause a photo recall phenomenon which develops 3-5 days after UV radiation, suggesting that taxanes can induce a similar reaction. This should be added to the list of cutaneous side-effects of this class of chemotherapeutic agents. We report a case of photo recall phenomenon in a 55-year-old Chinese woman with metastatic breast cancer who was undergoing chemotherapy with taxanes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-198
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 4 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Adverse reactions
  • Paclitaxel
  • Photo recall
  • Taxanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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