Taxane-induced nail changes: Incidence, clinical presentation and outcome

A. M. Minisini, A. Tosti, A. F. Sobrero, M. Mansutti, B. M. Piraccini, C. Sacco, F. Puglisi

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The clinical characteristics of nail changes in seven patients receiving taxane-containing chemotherapy are described. They include nail pigmentation, subungual hematoma, Beau's lines and onycholysis and subungual suppuration. The incidence of such changes (ranging from 0% to 44%) is reviewed from a Medline search of the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-337
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemotherapy
  • Nail changes
  • Side-effects
  • Taxanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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