Systemic 5-fluorouracil producing an inflammatory response in porokeratosis

W. K. Nahm, K. G. Donohue, J. F. Danahy, E. Badiavas, V. Falanga

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Topical 5-fluorouracil has been used as an effective treatment for porokeratosis. Upon its treatment, an inflammatory effect occurs with the topical 5-fluorouracil. We report a case of a patient with disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis displaying a comparable inflammatory process following therapy with systemic 5-fluorouracil used to manage a metastatic breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-192
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • 5-fluorouracil
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Chemotherapy
  • Porokeratosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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